I made what is probably my most favorite afghan to date! A bobble stitch granny square blanket named after our Little One! We're keeping her name a secret from social media until she arrives, though.
The vision I had in my head of the vintage style took shape exactly how I wanted. And as you can see, is cat-approved!
In the twelve years I've been crocheting, I never attempted to make a bobble stitch before! I must be getting braver in my old age: learning new crochet techniques, having a second baby, drinking decaf coffee.
The bobble granny square is super easy to crochet, thanks to Bella Coco's "Bobble Circle" YouTube tutorial! To turn your circle into a square, follow-up with her video found here. To turn your love around, click here.
Now I'm not the most conventional crocheter. With what I'm about to admit I've seen people on message boards lose their God-fearing minds over: 99.99% of the time I prefer the appearance of the backside of crochet than the front-side of crochet. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.
In the case with my daughter's baby blanket, I chose to use the more flat backside of the color circles framed by the bobbly front-side of the Aran-color part that makes up the square border. I like the dimension it gives. And I pretty much did the same with the overall border of single crochet, finishing it up with the ruffly look of the simple scalloped edging.
You'll be seeing a lot more of this blanket next month when we welcome our Little Girl home!