Learning to crochet the bobble stitch is a great way to add lots of texture and some 3-D feel to your crochet projects.
The bobble is a flexible stitch and you can adjust the sizing with a few adjustments to make the bobble larger or smaller to fit the project.
Some people love the bobble stitch and others hate having to yarn over again and again, but you can really add some style and fun accents to your patterns when you include a bobble or two or a hundred!
Let’s get started learning about the bobble!
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
Bobble Stitch Written Instructions:
Bobble stitch: yo, insert hook into st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and insert hook into same st, yo and pull through, yo and pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through all loops on hook, ch 1 to close.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, *1 bobble in next st, 1 sc in next st; repeat from * to end of row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st and each st across, turn.
Row 4+: Repeat Row 2 and 3.
Practice using different yarn over amounts to see what size bobble you like and what fits your project best.
Remember that the bobble is always worked on the wrong side of the project.