This week we are learning all about the bobble stitch! This is block #23 of the 2019 Stash Busting Crochet Along, only one more to go!
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I’ve been getting lots of questions about joining our squares and I just wanted to put it here that I’ll be giving you a tutorial on my favorite join as well as suggestions for alternative ones. You are free to join them however you choose. I’ll also be doing a tutorial for a border.
How to Crochet A Bobble Stitch
A bobble is a group of double crochet stitches all worked together in the same stitch, in this case, its a double crochet 5 together, which means you’ll start 5 dc and leave then pull through all the loops at the end.
There are many different versions of this stitch that mainly change the background stitches, how close they are together and their alignment. They also get confused regularly with clusters and popcorns, but that’s a blog post for a different time.
Today’s version is labeled as “blackberry salad”. This stitch combination features a repeating pattern of a row of double crochet then a row of bobbles spaced apart by single crochets.
To make a bobble, you’ll repeat these instructions 5 times all in the same stitch: yarnover insert hook into the stitch and pull up a loop, pull through two loops. Then you’ll yarnover and pull through all 6 loops on your hook.
You’ll be working your bobbles on the wrong side rows. They will pop out automatically on the front of your square once you secure them by making the next stitch.
Blackberry Salad Crochet Bobble Square Materials and Pattern Information
- #4/Worsted Weight Yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 9 dc x 7 rows = 3 in
- In same pattern as square. Easier to measure on backside.
- For stitch gauge measure dc sts only
- Finished: 12 x12
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc: single crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Dc5tog: double crochet 5 together all in the same stitch (bobble)
- Ch 3 counts as a dc
- I changed color after every even-numbered row
- To make this bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 4+3
- Save this pattern to your favorites on Ravelry here!
Blackberry Salad Striped Crochet Square Pattern
Chain 35 to start
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (33)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next st. *Dc5tog (bobble) in next, sc in next 3. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Dc5tog in next, sc in last 2. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn. (33)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next 3 sts. *Dc5tog in next, sc in next 3. Repeat from * across. Sc in last. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn. (33)
Row 6-23: Repeat rows 2-5 until block is square, ending on a dc row. Continue to border
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.
Repeat until piece is 12 inches. Block if desired.