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Published on October 27th, 2015 | by Angie

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Learn how to bobble stitch

Learning new crochet stitches is useful and addictive. If you haven’t discovered this versatile and adorable stitch, read on – learn how to bobble stitch!

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I love the bobble stitch. It’s a very yarn hungry stitch, but the texture is perfect as a row in an afghan, or as a border, or any other applications. Once you get the hang of it, it will be smooth sailing. First, you’ll need some yarn and an appropriately sized hook.

Learn how to bobble stitch on LoveCrochet - use Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarnclick this image to view all shades

I chose some Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn – an aran weight yarn with lovely tonal shades. I also used my KnitPro Symfonie 4.5 mm (US H-7) crochet hook. I love this hook, because it neatly pulls stitches through loops without snagging the yarn. First, you’ll chain an even number of stitches – I started with 10 for this little bobble swatch.

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Next, start in the second chain from the hook, and single crochet (UK double crochet) across. You’ll have an odd number of stitches. I started with 10 chains, and I ended up with 9 stitches to crochet across to the end.

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Alright, making some serious progress! Chain 3, and we will start a double crochet (UK trebel crochet) into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over, through the loop, yarn over, back through: 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over again: 4 loops on the hook. Pull through 2 loops, leaving 2 on the hook.

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Now, instead of completing this double (trebel) stitch, you’re going to start a second double (trebel) stitch. Yarn over, through the loop, yarn over, pull through the loop: 4 stitches on the hook. Yarn over, pull through 2 stitches: 3 stitches on the hook. Repeat until you have 5 stitches on the hook, and yarn over as seen below.

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Pull your yarn over through all 5 stitches on the hook, and tighten it up. Single (double) crochet into the next stitch, and repeat across the row. When you reach the end of the row, you’ll have a row of bobbles!

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Yay! If you want to carry on bobble stitching, chain one, turn, and single (double) crochet across the row. It will look like this:

Learn how to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Chain one, turn, and single (double) crochet into the first stitch. Bobble into the next stitch, single (double) crochet into the next, and so on. You’ll end up with a fun and funky fabric that looks like this!

Learn to bobble stitch with LoveCrochet

Congratulations, you’ve just learned how to bobble stitch!

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A Jack of all crochet, but a master of Netflix and video games. When not crocheting, you might find me on the archery range or in choir practice!




One Response to Learn how to bobble stitch

  1. mary stenov says:

    Thanks for the information – always comes in handy -I teach many little children – they love to crochet – they try really hard – it is not easy for them – children do not use their fingers very much anymore – the computer only calls for pushing buttons – Cursive as well as finger work is difficult – we need to give them plenty of exercise – I do try to encourage – they are really proud if their hooks can grab the yarn – and they can do it all by themselves – onward and onward -Mary

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