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Easy Crochet Bobble Rectangle

If you are looking for an easy and beginner-friendly crochet bobble rectangle to make, then this is the one! It uses just a few basic stitches and works up quickly, so you can make quite a bit of these in just a small amount of time.

Below, we’ll teach you how to make a crochet rectangle with bobbles, as well as give you some project ideas to use them in as well.

crochet bobble rectangle pattern
Crochet bobble rectangle pattern

How To Crochet A Bobble Rectangle

To be able to crochet a rectangle with bobbles, you’ll need to know some basic stitches and have a few crocheting supplies on hand.


Yarn: This crochet bobble rectangle is made with a four weight yarn (aka worsted weight yarn) called Paintbox Cotton Aran in the color Vanilla Cream. If you’d like to use a different weight yarn, that would work as well, but keep in mind the finished rectangle size will not be the same.

Crochet Hook: This rectangle is worked up with a 4 mm crochet hook for the foundation chain and a 3.75 mm crochet hook for the remaining rows. If you choose to use a different yarn weight, follow along with the recommended crochet hook size on the label of the yarn.

Scissors: We recommend a nice pair of stork scissors, but any pair of scissors will work for cutting yarn ends when needed.

Yarn Needle: It is a good idea to use a yarn needle (aka tapestry needle) to weave in yarn ends that have been cut. Learn how to weave in yarn ends, so you get a perfect crochet rectangle every time!

Stitch Markers: Stitch markers are a good to use to mark the first stitch of each row. This way, you’ll be able to know where it starts and keep your stitch count correct as you work up the rows.

Crochet Stitches

You will need to know a few basic crochet stitches to make the rectangle crochet pattern as shown. First, you’ll need to know how to chain, single crochet and make a bobble stitch.

Learn more below about each crochet stitch that makes up this crochet bobble rectangle.

Chain Stitch (ch)

A chain stitch is a simple crochet stitch that often serves as the foundation for other crochet stitches worked into a project.

  1. Make a slip knot.
  2. Yo (yarn over)
  3. Draw a loop of yarn back through the loop on the crochet hook. You have completed your first chain stitch.
  4. Yo and draw a loop through the loop on the crochet hook for each new chain stitch.

Single Crochet (sc)

  1. Start by making a slip knot on the crochet hook.
  2. Crochet a foundation ch(aka ch stitch) of any amount
  3. Next, insert the hook into the second chain from the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over the hook, and pull it back through the ch. This will create a loop on the hook.
  5. Wrap the yarn over the hook again, and pull it through both loops on the hook. This completes one single crochet stitch.

Bobble (bo)

  1. Yo insert hook into the designated st in row and pick up a loop. Yo draw yarn through 2 loops (3 loops)
  2. Yo insert the hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (4 loops)
  3. Yo insert the hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (5 loops)
  4. Yo insert the hook into same st, yo draw through 2 loops (6 loops)
  5. Yo, draw yarn through all 6 loops on hook, tighten down
  6. One (BO) bobble stitch is now complete!

Let’s Get Started!

Read on down to find the bobble rectangle crochet tutorial! We hope you enjoy crocheting this free rectangle pattern.

Bobble Rectangle Pattern

Use the free rectangle pattern below to make a rectangle featuring a bobble design! This modern rectangle would look fabulous stitched together as a blanket, pillow, or bag.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials Needed:

  • Paintbox Yarn Cotton Aran (or any four weight yarn)
  • 2 crochet hooks (4.0 mm) & (3.75 mm)
  • Yarn needle (aka tapestry needle)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (to mark the beginning sts of the rows if needed)

Stitches Used:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Bobble Stitch (bo)
  • Single Crochet (sc)


  • This pattern is written in US standard terms.
  • Change the size by working in a multiple of 4.
  • Ch 1’s count as a sc in every sc row
  • Finished size is 4″ x 6″

The Pattern:

Foundation Row: Chain any multiple of 4. (I used 16 for this example)

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as a sc), skip first sc, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 2 (bobble row): Ch 1, skip first st, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts, *bobble in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * across ending with last sc in to top of the turning ch (see pic), turn.

location of last sc of each row

Row 3, 4 & 5: rep row 1.

Row 6: rep row 2.

Row 7,8 & 9: rep row 1.

Row 10: rep row 2.

Row 11, 12 & 13: rep row 1.

Row 14: rep row 2.

Row 15, 16 & 17: rep row 1

Row 18: rep row 2

Row 19, 20 & 21: rep row 1

Row 22: rep row 2

Row 23 & 24: rep row 1.

Finishing: Fasten off the yarn with scissors and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle.


More Free Square Patterns & Motifs

I hope you enjoyed this rectangle pattern! If you’d like to make more squares or motifs, have a look at our other free patterns below.


  1. Pretty stitch.
    Q.1: how many foundations stitches did you use for this sample piece?
    Q.2: how many foundation stitches would I use for a 32”x32” baby blanket?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Janet,
      The sample used a foundation chain of 16 stitches. If you want a 32″ wide baby blanket, you will need to chain 128 (16 stitches = 4″) Keep adding rows until you get to 32″ for the height.


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