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How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch + Free Crochet Patterns



Often times I will be looking at all the free crochet patterns we have on the site and I will come across some very pretty ones. A lot of those times they happen to be patterns that use the bobble stitch. What is the bobble stitch you ask? It's a combination of four double crochet stitches or half double crochet stitches in the same stitch, but you leave each double crochet stitch incomplete without pulling through the last stitch. You then link them together at the end. The Bobble Stitch does take a bit of math and counting so if you're not the greatest mathematician then make sure you have a pen and paper next to you so you can write things down.

The bobble stitch really is a neat stitch that can be used in a lot of projects. My favorites are the bobble stitch hats and purses. This stitch is much like the popcorn stitch in that it adds dimension and texture making it a fun crochet pattern to put together. If you're tired of doing the same old double crochet stitch then learn to do the bobble stitch which is just a bit different. It makes your projects fun and unique-looking. You can use the bobble stitch to make just about anything you want. Make an afghan pattern using the bobble stitch and you'll have a nice heavy afghan for the winter.

Some bobble stitch patterns on AllFreeCrochet:

  1. Bobble Headband Pattern
  2. Bobbles Bag
  3. Mesh Bobble Hat
  4. Kitchen Bobble Kitchen Set

How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch: To bobble with three double crochet's - Yarn Over (YO), insert hook in next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, (YO, insert hook in same stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops) two times, YO, and draw through all loops on hook. To make your learning experience a bit easier take a look at the video below. If you're like me, then being a visual learner is much easier than reading through a pattern. Know that when you're bobbling the bobbles will show on the right side of your work and you're actually working on the wrong side, so when you flip it over you will see your beautiful work.




The bobble stitch is a fun stitch to work up, but have you tried the ruffle technique? Ruffles can add so much design and glamour to just about any pattern. Our friends at FaveCrafts have put together an amazing collection page of 15 Crochet Ruffle Patterns. I bet you'll love every single one provided! Learn how to crochet with ruffles today!



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Sep 13, 2011

Fpdc means = front post double crochet


Aug 14, 2011

What does the abbreviation "Fpdc" mean..


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