If there’s one stitch that’s trending in crochet design right now, then it is definitely the bobble stitch. You might have seen it used to accent different crochet patterns, or seen sweaters made completely of bobbles. They’re one of my favorite stitches! I’ve been using them in so many of my designs recently that I had to make myself diversify my stitches more, so everything wouldn’t look the same, haha. What I love about them is that they are such a simple stitch that adds a great pop of texture to a design, and they make the crochet fabric thick and cozy.
Bobble stitches are perfect accent stitches to use in crochet patterns! I love using the bobble stitch as a brim on a crochet hat, or for a beautiful texture on a crochet bobble blanket wrap. I’ve even seen people create pictures or patterns out of bobble stitches on garments or blankets. You can use it however you want!
How do you do them though? That’s what I’m here to show you! Essentially a bobble stitch is also known as a double crochet 5 together (DC5TOG). So if you know how to do a double crochet then you can do a bobble stitch. They take a classic crochet stitch, and put a nice little spin on it. Bobble stitches can get super meditative after awhile because you are repeating the same techniques so much. So let’s get started!
-Yarn of any weight (I used Mary Maxim Starlette Yarn, which is a worsted weight yarn.)
-Crochet hook to match the weight of yarn you used. (I used an I/9 5.5mm to go with my worsted weight yarn.)
Step 1: Chain an even number of stitches, I chained 18.
Step 2: Do a double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook. Yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over again and pull through.
Step 3: Finish the double crochet.
Step 4: Now, you’ll start the first bobble stitch by yarning over.
Step 5: Insert hook into next st
Step 6: Yarn over and pull through stitch, you’ll have 3 loops on your hook.
Step 7: Yarn over and pull through first two loops
Step 8: Yarn over again
Step 9: Insert hook into same stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, and pull through first two loops on hook.
Step 10: Repeat steps 8-9 till you have 6 loops on your hook
Step 11: Once you have 6 loops, yarn over, and pull yarn through all six loops on the hook
Step 12: Now you’ll have your first bobble.
Step 13: Once you have your first bobble, do a double crochet in the next stitch, and repeat steps 4-12.
The bobble stitch can be done in any combo of double crochets and bobbles. You can either do *double crochet, bobble* across, or even spread out the bobble stitches more.
I hope you enjoyed this stitch tutorial! Stay tuned for next Saturday for another Stitching Saturday Crochet Stitch tutorial.
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