This week’s stitch is the Bobble Stitch! I just love using the bobble stitch to add some extra pop to a project. I’ve used this stitch in some of my designs like the Bobbles of Fun Cowl, Baby Bobble Beanie, and the Bobble Stocking.
– Get the free pattern below or download the printable PDF for free HERE
115g Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional
H/5.0 mm hook
Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
bobble – *yarn over, insert into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops* repeat 4 more times. You have 6 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook
rs – right side
ws – wrong side
· written in US terms
· ch 1 does not count as sc
· starting ch needs to be a multiple of 6 + 4
Approx finished size: 12” x 12”
· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.
· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.
· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.
· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.
· The squares will be released in sewing order, starting with the bottom left. I left a long end for sewing on each of the squares. The long end is approximately twice the length of one side.
· Each square does not need the same number of stitches for the border.
PART 10 – BOBBLE STITCH
Row 1 (rs): sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across (39 sc)
Row 2 (ws): ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, bobble in next, *sc in 5 stitches, bobble in next* repeat from * to * across, sc in last stitch (39)
Row 3 (rs) – 5 (rs): ch 1, turn, sc across (39 sc)
Row 6 (ws): ch 1, turn, sc in first 4 stitches, bobble in next, *sc in 5 stitches, bobble in next* repeat from * to * across, sc in last 4 stitches (39)
Row 7 (rs) – 9 (rs): ch 1, turn, sc across (39 sc)
Row 10 (ws) – 47 (rs): repeat rows 2 – 9
With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square
Round 1 (rs): ch 1, sc evenly along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along the side of the square, working 1 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch to last, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first sc
Change to border/joining color
Round 2 (rs): ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st
Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.
Weave in the other ends.
See you next week for Part 11!