Learn how to add texture to your crochet projects with this step-by-step bobble stitch tutorial, featuring photos and a video.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve reached the end of the internet, and there aren’t any more shows for me to watch. It’s dramatic, I know, but seeing a Netflix feed full of shows I’ve already watched (or tried watching and hated) bums me out. I’m always looking for recommendations for good shows/movies to stream. At our taco party last week, some friends were talking about Orphan Black, and suggested we add it to the queue of shows to watch. Well, it’s summer and the queue isn’t very long, so the hubs and I started watching it on Amazon Prime Instant Video and now we’re completely addicted. We’re a couple episodes into the second season and OMG. I know I’m way behind the times on this, but if you’re like me and had never seen/heard of Orphan Black — go watch, now! We’ve been watching a couple episodes each night and then discussing our predictions as we get ready for bed. Love it!
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Now that you know my latest TV addiction, let’s move on to the reason for this post! My Bobble Heart Potholder crochet pattern has been pretty popular (yay!), but I noticed that a lot of people were clicking the links for how to bobble stitch. I’ve decided to post my own tutorial so you won’t have to leave SS+S, EVERRRR. Just kidding, you can leave if you must. But frealz, I’m posting a super quick, step-by-step “How to Bobble Stitch” tutorial and you can’t stop me!
Yarn (I used Sugar’n Cream cotton)
Appropriate sized hook (I used an H hook)
Check out the bobble stitch video tutorial!
Or the photo-tutorial:
If you’re just practicing, make a short row of single crochet, then chain 2 and turn. The chain will count as the first part of your bobble.
If you’re midway through a project and have reached your first bobble stitch, just start wherever you are.
Okay, now on to the bobbling!
Yarn over, then put your hook through both loops of the stitch you’re building on.
Yarn over again and pull through, as if you’re starting a double crochet.
Yarn over again and pull through the first two loops on your hook. You should have two loops left 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 of the loops through. Finish the bobble off with a chain.
When I bobble stitch, like in the Bobble Heart Potholder, I put one single crochet between each bobble stitch, in order to maintain the size (and flatness) of the project.
I love how much texture the bobble stitch can bring to a project! It’s great for flowers, borders, granny squares, or anything that needs some extra dimension. What projects do you plan to crochet with the bobble stitch?