I’ve got some blanket ideas in the works but before I jump into the next free crochet pattern I’d really like to share with you all I figure some basic help with the pattern would be good to focus on first! This might be the first time in my life that I’m actually swatching and testing a pattern before I just jump right in to start the project. But the crochet bobble stitch required a bit of forethought and (gasp) math… so I figured I had better map it all out first.
Anyway, on to the crochet bobble stitch!
How To Crochet The Bobble Stitch
This stitch consists of 6(ish) double crochets worked into THE SAME STITCH. I say ish because the more or less double crochets you do the more pronounced or subtle your “bobble” will look. Six seems to be a good number for my liking while using regular worsted weight yarn and a size XXX crochet hook.
After each double crochet you leave a loop on your hook.
Before finishing the bobble you’ll have 7 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through all the loops.
Insert your needle into the next stitch and complete a single crochet stitch to secure your bobble.
You should try to always work the bobbles from the same side of your piece but if you mess up you can always just push the bobble through to the other side, no biggie!
Does that make sense?!
Here is a quick video of this stitch in action. Sometimes seeing it done is easier than reading how to do it. I hope it helps!