The Bobble Stitch is a great, fun crochet stitch that will add pizzazz to your next crocheted piece. It’s easier than it sounds, so grab your hook and let’s get started!
How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch
When crocheting the bobble stitch, we are pulling up a series of loops that we will then pull through all at once. Since the bobbles are worked on the “wrong” side of the fabric, this makes the stitch puff out on the opposite side of the work, making it into a little “bobble”. We can use these bobbles to create designs, spell words, or just to add a bit of flare to crochet. This stitch is a bit of a yarn eater, but its so worth it. Isn’t it pretty?!
Bobble Stitch Written Tutorial
1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two. (This is essentially completing the first half of one double crochet stitch.)
2. Repeat number one in the same stitch/space until you have a total of 6 loops on your hook.
3. Yarn over, pull through all 6 loops at once. (It helps to keep this part a bit tighter than the rest.
4. Single crochet in next stitch.
Each bobble stitch is followed by another, shorter stitch (the single crochet) because that will help that bobble really “pop” through to the other side.
How you start the next row will depend on what pattern you are following. Some patterns call for Double Crochet while others call for Half Double, or even a single row or Single Crochet if the bobbles are intended to be very close to one another. The taller that row in between each bobble row, the farther apart the bobbles will be.
Want to see the bobble stitch in action? Here’s a VIDEO tutorial!
Bobble Stitch Video Tutorial