How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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The right side the completed bobble swatch (alternating rows of sc with rows of [bobble, sc]).
To start off the bobble stitch, make 1 half-complete double crochet stitch.
Make 4 half-complete double crochets into the same stitch, leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook. Yarn over and draw a loop through all 5 loops on the hook.
The right side the completed bobble swatch (alternating rows of sc with rows of [bobble, sc]).

The right side the completed bobble swatch (alternating rows of sc with rows of [bobble, sc]).

Photo: Linda Permann

Be sure to stitch into the securing loop (shown with the hook inserted) of each bobble on the next row.  

Be sure to stitch into the securing loop (shown with the hook inserted) of each bobble on the next row.

 

When you get to the third row, single crochet across the entire row. You won't be making any bobbles on this row because they would only show up on the back side of the work. Remember to stitch in the securing loop of each bobble (the one the hook is inserted through in the photo above). The loops look longer than the single crochet loops, but you should still count them as stitches.

The right side the completed bobble swatch (alternating rows of sc with rows of [bobble, sc]).  

The right side the completed bobble swatch (alternating rows of sc with rows of [bobble, sc]).

Here's what the completed swatch looks like from the right side. I worked through 5 rows of this pattern.

Chain an odd number of stitches.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in each stitch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in first stitch, bobble in next stitch; repeat from * across, sc.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.

 

The wrong side of the bobble swatch.  

The wrong side of the bobble swatch.

Here's what the wrong/back side of the swatch looks like. Even though you worked the bobbles on this side, they show up on the front. Always remember to work the bobbles on oddly numbered rows, or if you are working in the round, turn your work before making a round of bobbles, then turn it back to the right side once the bobble row is complete.

Here's to puffy stitches!

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Comments (3)

Shalianaokrel writes: Wow i love it!!
Posted: 11:51 pm on May 30th
joyhubble writes: I am trying to crochet a small bobble on to a fingerless gove I have already crochet. I want to add some small bobbles down the middle of the glove. How do I go about doing this. thanks Joy
Posted: 7:40 pm on January 28th
artlikebread writes: clever!
Posted: 12:37 am on June 25th
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