Crochet Bobble Heart Potholder

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Without further ado, the bobble heart pattern:

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Begin by chaining 28, using your I hook.

 

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Row 1: Switch to your H hook. Skipping the first chain (ch), single crochet (sc) in the second chain from the hook and sc across (27 stitches). Don’t worry if it’s a little curly, it will flatten out as you add more rows.

 

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Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. sc, *bobble, sc* (repeat 12 more times). There should be 13 bobble stitches, and 27 total stitches.

To make each bobble, yarn over and put your hook through both loops of the stitch youโ€™re building on. Yarn over again and pull through, as if youโ€™re starting a double crochet. Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook, leaving two loops on your hook. Basically, you want to crochet 2/3 of a double crochet stitch. Repeat this process (the 2/3 double crochet) four more times. You should now have six loops on your hook, and five partial double crochets (the 6th loop is connected to the previous stitch). Yarn over again and pull all six of the loops through. Finish the bobble off with a chain.

If you need help crocheting the bobble stitch, check out my step-by-step tutorial.

 

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Row 3: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 4: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 23 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 5: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 6: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc, bobble, 11 sc, bobble, sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 7: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 8: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc, bobble, 5 sc, bobble, 5 sc, [using color 2] bobble, [switch back to color 1] sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).

Note: I usually start carrying my second color (pink, in this case) 2-3 stitches early and drop it 2-3 stitches late. I leave a 3-4 inch tail and just trim it off, rather than continuing to carry the second color. Toward the bottom of this post you can see what the back of my potholder looks like before the ends are weaved in.

If you need help switching colors, check out this great tutorial and video on Moogly!

Row 9: Ch 1 and turn. 10 sc, [using color 2] 6 sc [drop color 2], 11 sc (27 stitches).
Row 10: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 9 sc, [using color 2] *bobble, sc* (repeat 2 more times) [switch back to color 1] 8 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).

 

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Row 11: Ch 1 and turn. 8 sc, [using color 2] 10 sc, [switch back to color 1] 9 sc (27 stitches).
Row 12: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 7 sc, [using color 2] *bobble, sc* (repeat 4 more times), [switch back to color 1] 6 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 13: Ch 1 and turn. 6 sc, [using color 2] 14 sc, [switch back to color 1] 7 sc (27 stitches).
Row 14: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 5 sc, [using color 2] *bobble, sc* (repeat 6 more times), [switch back to color 1] 4 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 15-16: Repeat Rows 13-14.
Row 17: Ch 1 and turn. 8 sc, [using color 2] 4 sc, [switch back to color 1] 2 sc, [using color 2] 4 sc, [switch back to color 1] 9 sc (27 stitches).
Row 18: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, sc, [using color 2] 6 sc, bobble, sc, bobble, sc, [switch back to color 1] 2 sc, [using color 2] bobble, sc, bobble, sc, [switch back to color 1] sc (27 stitches).

 

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Row 19: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 20: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, 15 sc, bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 21: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 22: Ch 1 and turn. sc, bobble, 23 sc, bobble, sc (27 stitches).
Row 23: Ch 1 and turn. sc across (27 stitches).
Row 24: Ch 1 and turn. sc, *bobble, sc* (repeat 12 more times). There should be 13 bobble stitches, and 27 total stitches.

**Do not cut and tie off — just continue into the edging**

Finish up the edging on the next page!

 

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40 Responses

    • Alex from You Should Craft

      Thanks, Michelle! I love crocheting, but I totally feel you on the too many hobbies front. My craft room is bursting as it is, I don’t know that I could take on anything else without buying a bigger house!

  1. Lorraine

    It’s beautiful! Thank you for persisting and then sharing the results.

  2. Jaime

    This is absolutely adorable. I can crochet in a straight line, but anything other than a simple blanket is tough. I’m still working on a scarf I started last year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (But totally pinning this for future reference…maybe I can figure it out this fall?)

    • Alex from You Should Craft

      I hear ya, Jaime! I made a granny square blanket and it took me like three years to finally finish. I love making little stuff like towels and potholders though — quicker gratification!

  3. creativejewishmom/sara

    Love love love! I would be fabulous if you’d join my linky party, lots of crocheters and I present really nice features each week which you would certainly be a part of! Hope to see you there!

  4. Clair Bear

    Thanks for creating and taking time to share pattern, its perfect-exactly what I’ve been looking for to make!! I cant wait!!

  5. Sylvia Larson

    Hi ~ I’m just learning the bobble stitch and am making a blanket with hearts. So, if I understand your instructions you change colors on the sc row, correct? I keep the yarn on the back side (WS)? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Sylvia Larson

    • Alex from You Should Craft

      OMG Sylvia! I’m so sorry I missed your comment! But yes, you’ll change colors on both the sc rows and the bobble rows. I kept all of my loose ends on the back side before weaving them in (which took forever!).

  6. Crystal

    Love this. While working the pattern I found that the color is not said to switch in the correct area, when it comes to the first pink bobble.

  7. Melanie

    Hello! I love this pattern! I am terrible at reading patterns but after following your tutorial for the bobble stitch, I decided to give this one a try. Also: following your other tutorial was a success! But as a newbie, it would have been beneficial to know that you crochet into the same stitch. I figured it out through trial and error ๐Ÿ™‚

    For this pattern, do you do the six half stitches for each of the bobbles? I’m about a quarter of the way through the second row and my bobbles look much larger than your cute little ones! Please help!

    • Alex from You Should Craft

      Melanie, I’m so glad to hear that you like the bobble heart pattern and that my bobble stitch tutorial was helpful! I’m glad you figured it out, but I’ll try to edit the directions to make it more clear that each bobble is built on one stitch.

      For this pattern you’ll do five half stitches per bobble, and there will be 6 total loops on your hook before you pull through to finish off the bobble stitch.

      Hope this helps!

  8. Kathryn Pless

    Such a fun project! Thanks for the clear instructions and lots of images. I really had fun learning how to do bobbles and create the heart design.

  9. Diane

    Row 18 doesn’t make sense to me it comes out to 20 stitches not 27 Am I counting wrong? Thanks

  10. Diane

    Hello, can you please explain row 18 for me? I get 20 stitches not the 27! Thanks so much!!!!

  11. Shannen

    I am trying to get this pattern. How do I go about getting it. It’s not giving me the email. I need it for a baby blanket. Thank you.

    • Alex | You Should Craft

      Hey Shannen! I’m not sure why you’re not receiving the email– I checked and my email system seems to be working fine. The pattern is in the post, but maybe the email with the pdf ended up in your spam folder?

  12. nancy

    Row 18 is wrong. I worked it as follows: Ch 1, turn. sc, bobble 7 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc and change to color 1 and work 6 sc, bobble, sc. The following rows seemed to be correct.

  13. nancy

    Oops, i’m so sorry i omitted something! i’m correcting my error for Row 18: Ch1, turn, sc, bobble, 7 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc, change to color 1 and work 2 sc, change to color 2 and work bobble, sc, bobble, sc, change to color 1 and work 6 sc, bobble, sc. (27 sts.)

  14. Betty Radcliffe

    Alex, that potholder is gorgeous. I have signed up with 2 diff emails and still haven’t received the 2 free patterns. I was looking forward to making the potholder! Thanks for the freebies and adding me to your list.
    Betty Lynn

  15. Betty Radcliffe

    PS I did look in my spam and didn’t find it there either. Can you please send it again? Thanks

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