Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bobble Stitch




Bobble Stitch
(Multiple of 2, plus 3)

Their are quite a few varieties of this stitch and many approaches to its use. In this case I am going to use a half double crochet in the rows in between the bobble stitch rows. This is add a type of border to the stitches to help them stand out more. You might also consider trying a Single Crochet (SC) row or Double Crochet (DC) and see how those look.

When crocheting your base chain you'll want to use a multiple of 2, plus 3 chains for the turning chain. For the first row work a Half Double Crochet for each stitch across starting with the third loop from the hook:


To crochet a half double crochet....




First: Yarn over, insert your hook and pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook.


Second: Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.











The second row will be your bobble Stitch Row. For this row each Bobble stitch is preceded and followed with a Single Crochet stitch. The Single crochet is used because it will help to make the Bobble look bigger.

There are a few easy steps to follow when making your BOBBLE. First, yarn over and insert your hook - pull up a loop. You now have 3 loops on your hook. (HINT: Try to make them all the same height)




Second: Yarn over, insert your hook and pull up a loop. You now have 5 loops on your hook.



Third: Yarn over, insert your hook and pull up a loop. You now have 7 loops on your hook.










 Last: Yarn over and pull loop through all 7 loops on your hook.


To lock the Bobble in place, follow with a tight single crochet stitch.  Repeat across: Bobble, sc, Bobble, sc....



When you get to the end, chain 2 and turn. Add a row of half double crochet (hdc) stitches.

For all subsequant rows you will add a row of Bobbles, than a row of hdc stitches, than a row of Bobbles, followed by a row of hdc stitches....got it?!

I have big plans to make this into a pretty bag or baby blanket. What are you guys thinking?? Let me know at:
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