How to Make the Crochet Bobble Stitch (with Pattern Ideas!)

The crochet bobble stitch is a fun novelty stitch you can use to create dimensional texture in crochet. B.hooked Crochet has put together a great video on how to make the stitch!

Also called the puff stitch, the crochet bobble stitch is often seen in home goods and chunky scarves. It’s a little more dense than it’s knit cousin and can be used either as an all-over texture or as a design element. You can stack them vertically as shown in the video, or offset them a bit to get a hexagon-like pattern. The bobble is formed by making five double crochet stitches in the same place and then joining them all together before moving on. Once you understand the basic stitch you can try changing colors each row or using variegated yarns to get different color patterns.

Patterns using the crochet bobble stitch

Ready to make some bobbles? Here are some patterns which make use of this stitch:


Bobble Stitch Sheep Pillow

Purl Soho’s Bobble Sheep Pillow

This sheep pillow is large, adorable, and fairly straightforward to make with just one main color to work with.

Crochet Bobble Stitch Pillow

Patons Bobble-licious Pillow

These pillows are a great way to use luxury or novelty yarns that aren’t well suited for garments. The texture is particularly great for showing off yarns with a little bit of shine like silk or metallic threads.

Crochet bobble stitch blanket

Emjay Crochet’s Bobble Afghan

What will you make with the bobble stitch?

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