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Say Hello to the Pike Market Bobble Afghan Blanket!
I love the West Coast. Whenever I travel, I find myself visiting cities (and states along the Pacific). One of my favorite cities to visit is Seattle. Beautiful scenery, mild weather, fun people, and places to visit always make Seattle a great city to frequent. I have family living there, so that makes it simply perfect.
One of the fun places to visit in Seattle is of course a Pike Market! How can you go to Seattle and not stop by Pike to visit the original Starbucks store, get some Russian Pierogi next door and see that fish fly just half a block down?! So fun! I always find something new to see and taste at the Pike Market.
So it was only expected that I name one of my fun blanket patterns after this awesome place.
I decided to make this squishy afghan using one of my fave yarns and the color I chose reminded me of so many things around Pike and Seattle: the foam on the latte, the white of the seagulls flying by and piles of ice at the fish corner. And, of course, the name of the color was simply a perfect fit: Fisherman. I made the blanket fluffy, cozy, and lovable, just the feeling I get when I visit Seattle.
For the Pike Market Bobble Afghan blanket, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman. This is a super bulky yarn and the recommended hook to go with it is a 9mm, but I love using a 15mm hook – they give a blanket and the stitches softness and fluff.
What really makes this blanket fun are the large bobbles that make it up. It makes the blanket super thick and airy, creating the coziest squishiest throw I have created so far.
This cozy afghan is perfect for a chilly evening by the beach, or at home by the fireplace or simply while enjoying some flix on TV. It’s totally huggable and can be used to cover your legs or wrap around your shoulders or simply to hug.
This design has been one of my most popular designs in the shop and always gets lots of love whenever I share it. I have seen it made with a thinner yarn and it looked fantastic then too!
What’s great about it is that it looks super complicated, but once you get the bobbles going, you will find yourself going without checking the pattern. I love designs you can just do while watching TV – relaxing, just what we all need. Because the stitches it uses are chunky, it works up pretty considering it’s a blanket.
Want to make your own?
Grab your copy of the Pike Market Bobble Afghan Blanket pattern here. For more crochet blanket patterns, check out the Crochet Blanket Pattern category on Kind Of Knit blog or hop over to my Etsy Shop.