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The Bobble stitch provides lots of texture creating cute round 3D structures on your crochet project. You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch easily using this photo and video tutorial.
When I first learned how to crochet, I was most intrigued by the three-dimensional stitches. I knew you could create them when crocheting more advanced crochet stitches. I love that you could create special designs with them. I used the bobble stitch specifically for the Bobble Basketweave Bag.
This stitch is such a unique stitch and can easily be modified to be bigger or smaller, we as well create words. Yes, you can create words using the bobble stitch. Think of the bobbles like dots that create letters, numbers or even pictures. I will soon publish a pattern using this style.
Let’s first define, what a bobble stitch actually is and why so many crocheters disagree on it’s definition. A bobble stitch is a collection of unfinished basic crochet stitches (3, 4, 5 or 6) in a specific stitch. And then they are finished by yarn over and pulling through all loops of the unfinished stitches.
A basic crochet stitch can be a half double, double or treble crochet stitch. Any bigger or smaller basic crochet stitch and the bobble is not created or doesn’t look right.
For example, a half double crochet bobble stitch is also sometimes referred to as a puff stitch. I show you how to crochet this one in the video tutorial below. A treble crochet bobble stitch is a lot bigger than a double crochet bobble stitch. I show you both in the video tutorial below.
But to show you the difference between a 3 double crochet bobble stitch and a 4 or 5 double crochet version of this stitch, I have a detailed photo tutorial below.
So the video tutorial shows you the difference between hdc, dc and tr bobble stitches whereas the photo tutorial shows the difference between a 4 or 6 dc, as well as a tr bobble stitch. Check it all out so you learn it all.
How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch with DC and TR Stitches
Ok, so in order to make the bobble stitch pop out and be visible, you’ll need to use a stitch around it that is smaller than the stitch used for this stitch. Ideally, you would use a stitch that has the height of a single crochet stitch (or waistcoat stitch).
For a 4 – double crochet bobble stitch, you will need to do the following:
Create 4 unfinished double crochet stitches (one unfinished dc is made like this: yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull thru, yarn over, pull through 2 loops). Once you have them all in the same stitch, you will have 5 loops on your hook.
Now you simply yarn over and pull through all 5 loops to create a 4-double crochet bobble stitch. Continue with single crochet stitches (at least 1) following this stitch.
For a 6 – double crochet bobble stitch, you will create 6 unfinished double crochet stitches in the same stitch. You will then have 7 loops on your hook.
Now, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops to create a 6 – double crochet version of this stitch.
For a 4 – treble crochet bobble stitch, you will create 4 unfinished treble crochet stitches in the same stitch. You will have 5 loops on your hook.
Next, yarn over and will through all 5 loops to create this amazing, but bigger version of this stitch.
You can see now, that different basic stitches can create different sized bobble stitches. But you can also change the shape of this stitch by adding more or less unfinished stitches to create it.
Furthermore, you should watch the video tutorial below which shows and explains the difference between hdc, dc and tr bobble stitch. Although I didn’t mention it, the hdc one is also called the puff stitch.
Crochet the Bobble Stitch with HDC, DC and TR – Video Tutorial
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