Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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The bobble stitch crochet tutorial features a detailed step by step photo and video tutorial on how to crochet a bobble, as well as a stitch pattern with bobbles arranged beautifully.

Crochet bobbles are created while crocheting on the wrong side, and when you turn your work their beauty shines.

I’ve also included a way for you to grab the printable version in a bundle, more details about that further down.

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SPRING STITCHES CAL:


This crochet stitches pattern is released together with 15 other stitch pattern during the Spring Stitch CAL.

All stitches are created to challenge you to test new stitch patterns, either in our patterns or you can make them as squares & join together as a blanket.

Find the list of stitch patterns here.

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FOR THIS TUTORIAL I USED:


Don’t forget to save this tutorial on Pinterest!

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Crochet Abbreviations

The Bobble Stitch is often abbreviated bo in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Notes


  • This pattern is a stitch multiple of 4 stitches. Add 3 for base chain.
  • This stitch pattern is made with half double crochet stitches between the bobble stitches, but you could easily swap that for double crochet (dc stitches) instead.

Stitches You Will Need


BOBBLE (bo) WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

Yarn over, draw up a loop from next st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, draw up a loop from same st, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook*, rep from *to* 3 more times, you have 6 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through all loops.

Note: You are making the bobble stitch from the wrong side & the bobble will show on the
right side (the side that’s not facing you).

BOBBLE PHOTO TUTORIAL:

These steps are for the bobble itself, photos for the stitch can be fund further down.

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Bobble STEP 1: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 2: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop.
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Bobble STEP 3: Draw through first 2 loops on hook. Repeat 1/5 finished.
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Bobble STEP 4: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 5: Draw up a loop from same stitch.
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Bobble STEP 6: Yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook. Repeat 2/5 finished.
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Bobble STEP 7: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 8: Draw up a loop from same stitch.
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Bobble STEP 9: Yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook. Repeat 2/5 finished.
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Bobble STEP 10: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 11: Draw up a loop from same stitch.
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Bobble STEP 12: Yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook. Repeat 4/5 finished.
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Bobble STEP 13: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 14: Draw up a loop from same stitch.
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Bobble STEP 15: Yarn over and draw through first two loops on hook. Repeat 5/5 finished.
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Bobble STEP 16: Yarn over.
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Bobble STEP 17: Pull through all 6 stitches.
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Bobble STEP 18: First bobble finished. Sc worked in next st. Notice it’s worked from the wrong side, so the good looking side of the bobble is on the right side of the work.

TO MAKE A 15 cm x  15 cm / 6 x 6 INCH SQUARE


With the hook & yarn given, I crocheted:

  • Ch 23 st, for a total of 22 stitches per row.
  • 21 rows, including base row.
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Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

BOBBLE STITCH CROCHET TUTORIAL:


Find a photo + written tutorial, then a video tutorial below.

PHOTO + WRITTEN TUTORIAL:

Ch a multiple of 4 + 3 st.

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Chains finished.

Base row: Sc 1 in 3rd ch from hook, sc 1 in each ch from previous row, turn.

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How base row looks finished.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st, repeat from *to* until you have 1 st left,  hdc 1 in next st, turn.

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2 chains made.
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Row 1 cont.: First bobble finished. Sc in next st. Notice it’s worked from the wrong side, so the good looking side of the bobble is on the right side of the work.
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Row 1 cont.: Hdc in the next 2 st.

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Row 1 cont.: How row 1 looks finished, from the wrong side.
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Row 1 cont.: How row 1 looks finished, from the right side.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in each st across, turn.

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Row 2: How it looks finished.

Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), hdc 1 in the next 2 st, *bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st, repeat from *to* until you have 3 st left, bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, turn.

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Row 3: Ch 2 and 2 hdc stitches finished.
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Row 3 cont.: How it looks finished from the wrong side.
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Row 3 cont.: How it looks finished from the right side.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

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Row 4: How it looks finished.

Continue repeating row 1-4 until project is desired size.

VIDEO TUTORIAL:

CROCHET PATTERNS USING THIS STITCH:


Patterns using the bobble stitch crochet tutorial will release soon.

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WANT THE PRINTABLE VERSION?


If you like the Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial, I’m sure you’re going to love the other 15 stitches for the Spring Stitches CAL as well.

We’ve gathered the collection of 16 crochet stitch tutorials in a super affordable e-book.

Grab the bundle here.

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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