The bobble stitch is a great way to add texture and pizazz to a project. Learn to crochet the bobble stitch in the tutorial below and practice the stitch with the Soap Mat practice pattern.
The Bobble Stitch: So many ways
The bobble stitch is such a versatile stitch it can be worked in several different ways. Below you can see the bobble stitch worked spread out and create a polka-dot pattern. The stitch can be worked in a grid-like pattern and you can change colors to make a graphed picture. You can also work the bobble stitches offset of each other like the diamond sample below.
Bobble Stitch Crochet Patterns
At the moment I only have the practice pattern using the bobble stitch. I have two patterns in the works that also use this stitch. Make sure to join the newsletter so that you don’t miss a new crochet pattern.
Bobble Stitch Video Tutorial
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How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch
A few things to know before you start working the bobble stitch.
1. The row before and after your rows of bobble stitches can be any stitch. 2. Your row of bobble stitches will be only bobble stitches and single crochets.
3. You will only be working bobble stitches in every other row so that your bobbles are all on the same side.
4. To create the bobble you will have to work a single crochet on each side of the bobble stitch. This will scrunch down your stitch and make it puff out.
Now let’s learn how to make the bobble stitch.
Step by Step Bobble Stitch
Step 1: Yarn over hook.
Step 2: Insert into Stitch and pull up a loop.
Step 3: Yarn Over.
Step 4: Pull First Loop through the second and third loop on the hook.
(2 loops on the hook)
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1-4. (3 loops on the hook)
Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-4 again. (4 loops on the hook)
Step 7: Repeat Steps 1-4 again. (5 loops on the hook)
Step 8: Repeat Steps 1-4 again. (6 loops on the hook)
Step 9: Yarn Over.
Step 10: Pull the first loop on your hook through all the other loops on your hook. Bobble complete!
When working a pattern you will always see a single crochet worked after the bobble. This will crunch the stitch down and make it bubble up.
Soap Mat Practice Pattern
0.32 oz or 14 yds of Size 4 Cotton (2 Colors used)
Size J, 6mm Crochet Hook
Stitches and Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
BO – Bobble Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Soap Mat Pattern
-Written in US terms.
-Color Notes: Rows 1-3, 5-7, 9-11, 13-15 are grey. Rows 4, 8, 12 are yellow.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in next 10 CH.
Row 2: CH1, turn, Sc in next ST, BO, SC in next 3 STs, BO, SC in next 3 STs, BO, Sc in last ST.
Row 3: CH, 1 turn, SC in next 11 STs.
Row 4: CH1, SC in next 3 STs, BO, SC in next 3 STs, BO, SC in last 3 STs.
Row 5:CH, 1 turn, SC in next 11 STs.
Row 6-9: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 10-13: Repeat Rows 2-5.
Row 14: CH1, turn, Sc in next ST, BO, SC in next 3 STs, BO, SC in next 3 STs, BO, Sc in last ST.
Row 15: CH, 1 turn, SC in next 11 STs.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
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