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Crochet Bobble Stitch Tutorial

Learn how to crochet a bobble stitch easy with this step-by-step tutorial.

Crochet Bobble Stitch Tutorial

Crocheting the bobble stitch is quite easy if you have the proper directions on how to do so. All you do is make a cluster of double crochet stitches in the same stitch. This page provides a Crochet Bobble Stitch Tutorial and is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to learn this unique stitch.

This step-by-step photo and written tutorial below will show you how to crochet the bobble stitch. For an unbelievable texture that will jump from the surface, try this crochet technique for scarves, flowers, pillows, and so much more. This stitch is unexpected and fun, which is why a lot of crocheters love it. It does use up a lot of yarn, so make sure you have enough before starting a bobble stitch pattern. And Emi Harrington does a great job of walking anyone through the tutorial.

If you are looking at this bobble pattern pictured and thinking it doesn't look like all the crochet bobble stitch patterns you've seen, there's a reason. There are different types of bobble stitches, some with space in between the bobbles, like this tutorial does, or with the bobbles closer together, like this particular tutorial for How To Crochet The Bobble Stitch. So, it allows you to be creative and try out different variations while still following the same structure for the bobble itself.

PLUS! We have a bonus section after the tutorial with free bobble stitch patterns to try once you've learned this new stitch. It also shows how much variety can be found in the world of the bobble stitch.

Crochet Bobble Stitch Tutorial

How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch:

  1. Chain a foundation chain which can be divided by 3. Single crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each stitch of the chain.

  2. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in the next 2 stitches. * In the next stitch, make 5 double crochet, keeping the last loop of each stitch on the hook.

  3. Slip stitch into all the 6 loops on the hook.

  4. Single crochet in the next 3 stitches.

  5. Repeat step 2, 3, and 4 across the row, beginning at * in step 2.

  6. Chain 1 and turn, single crochet in each stitch across the row. ( In the bobble stitch, single crochet in the center stitch.)

    Image below: Single crochet in the center stitch of the back side of the bobble stitch.

  7. Repeat the sequence of steps 2, 3, 4, 5, for the number of rows required to complete your project.

    First image: 2 rows of bobble stitch completed.
    Second image: 3 rows of bobble stitch completed.

BONUS! Bobble Stitch Patterns

Want to see how you can use the bobble stitch in crochet? then check out these fun free patterns below. We've pulled a small but varietal mix of crochet bobble stitch projects that you can practice with.

Mulberry Bobble Scarf

This easy crochet scarf pattern is the perfect way to brighten up your wardrobe. With a versatile spring color and an easy bobble stitch detail, this women's crochet scarf is a hit.

Bobble Heart Potholder

This sweet little crochet potholder has bobble stitches worked up closely together to form a heart, border, and a few other shapes.

Aran Nosegay Crochet Throw

To make this throw, you'll need to know how to work the bobble stitch and really have it down. Keep this afghan in mind for when you've perfected crochet.

Lego Block Pattern

Once you learn how to crochet a brick blanket, you won't want to stop working them up. Use traditional block colors or get even more creative by using pastels or variegated yarn.

Bobbleberry Hat

You probably know at least a handful of people who would love to receive this adorable hat for their birthday, Christmas, or some other holiday, especially when winter's approaching.

Easy Bobble Stitch Purse

Forget designer handbags, this one is going to turn heads and garner way more attention. This beautiful bag uses the bobble stitch all over to create a gorgeous texture.

How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch (Left-Handed)

This crochet video is so easy to follow along with that you don't have to be an expert at crochet to accomplish this pattern. This bobble stitch is great for making cute blankets.

Fluffy Sheep Drawstring Crochet Bag Pattern

The free crochet pattern includes a curious face and floppy ears to complete the picture. The drawstring also does double-duty as a cinching mechanism and as a cute little bow.

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