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Add some funky bumps to your crochet with our bobble stitch tutorial!
Using bobbles in double crochet fabric
One of the best ways to make your bobbles really stand out is by using them in combination with dc stitches, because dc stitches are shorter than trebles which will mean your bobble gets a bit more ‘squished’ and appears more protruded. This technique also works particularly well if you are using different colours for your bobbles and dc stitches.
Basic Bobble pattern
All bobbles are made on wrong side rows.
MB = Make Bobble
(Yrh, insert the hook in the st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on the hook.
Your starting chain will be a multiple of 6 + 3 sts, so for this example we’ll start with a ch27
Foundation row (WS) 1dc in second chain from hook and each ch across, turn.
Rows 1-3 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 1dc in each st across, turn.
Row 4 (WS) Ch1, dc in 4 dc, *MB, dc in the next 5 dc; repeat from * across to the last 4 dc, MB, dc in the last 3 dc, turn.
Rows 5-7 Ch1, 1dc in each st across, turn.
Row 8 (WS) Ch1, 1dc in first st, *MB, dc in next 5 dc; repeat from * across to last 7 dc, MB, dc in last 6 dc, turn.
Rows 1-8 form pattern.