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