There is something so rewarding about setting out to recreate a project you’ve seen before and absolutely loving the results. Today I ventured into learning a new crochet stitch called the bobble stitch. This stitch has amazing texture and depth! I feel like a newborn baby discovering my sense of touch for the first time, I just want to rub my hands all over this new project! I initially started out thinking I was just going to make a sample swatch of the stitch, but I love it so much I’m making a new scarf. The bobble stitch uses quite of bit of yarn to create its unique texture, which makes it a super soft, cuddly, and warm stitch to use for winter scarves. Unlike some crochet stitches that can be gappy and let pesky wind peak in through scarves, this stitch is tight, making it a great barrier against the natural elements.
So let’s dive in!
What You’ll Need:
For this project you only need a few things:
- Worsted weight yarn (I chose this Lionbrand navy because it’s a great fall and winter color)
- Size K crochet needle
- A cute bag for all your crochet needles (optional)
- Bones playing on an endless Netflix loop (also optional)
How You’ll Make It:
Once all of your (2) supplies are gathered, create an even numbered chain. My chain here is 20 stitches long.
Chain 1, turn your work, and begin single crocheting (sc) in the very first stitch from the needle all the way across the chain.
Chain three stitches and turn your work (this will act as your first double crochet (dc))
This pattern is made of up of double crochets (dc) and single crochets (sc). That simple. Here comes the fun part!
To create your first bobble, place your needle through the first stitch of your work that isn’t a part of your chain 3. Yarn over and pull back through the stitch. Yarn over again and pull through only the first 2 loops on the hook (you will be left with 2 loops on your hook). Push your needle through the same stitch, yarn over and pull through the stitch again. Yarn over once more and pull through only the first 2 loops on your needle (you are now left with 3 loops on your needle). Continue this process (using the same stitch) until you have 6 loops on your needle.
Once you have 6 loops on your needle, yarn over and pull through all 6 stitches and pull them together tightly. In the next stitch, single crochet. This will push your multitude of stitches in the first stitch to the front to create your first bobble!
Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you reach the end of your work. Both your first and last stitches should be bobble stitches.
Here’s the tricky part about the second row of bobbles. The way the pattern works, your first and last stitches will be sc’s and the bobbles will rest oh-so-cutely in between your first row bobbles. Your first row will be longer than your second row of bobbles, as you are fitting them into little windows to lay nice and even.
Once you reach the end of your first row and last bobble, instead of creating another sc (because there is no more room) yarn over again and pull through to create a slip stitch. Turn your work and sc in the first stitch from your needle all the way across your work. This sets the foundation for your second row of bobbles.
Chain 1 stitch, turn your work and sc in the first stitch. In the second, create your first bobble. It should rest nicely between the first two bobbles of your first row. Continue that pattern until you reach the end of your row, which will end in a sc.
Here’s what mine looked like after 3 rows of bobbles. You can see how the second row is shorter than the first and third.
Don’t you just want to rest your sleepy head on those tiny little pillows of yarn?!
Chain 1 and sc across your work again. Once you reach the end, chain three and repeat steps 4-9 until you reach your desired length. I plan on stitching my end edges together to create a super cozy infinity scarf. I’ll keep you up-to-date on my progress!
I had so much fun learning this new stitch and the outcome is well worth the effort! Let me know your bobble stitch project works out and follow my Crafts board on Pinterest to see other great crochet and craft tutorials that I am obsessed with!