(The video is texted in English (US-terms), so remember to turn those on.)
No more bobble trouble!
In this video I show how to make the bobbles (aka. the puff stitch or the popcorn stitch). I use the bobble stitches in many of my patterns, because it has such a nice 3D-like look.
The bobble stitches I make, is made of 4 unfinished double crochets: You start each row with a single crochet, and then you make the 4 unfinished double crochets, that you assemble into one stitch, and you lock it with a single crochet in the next stitch. The bobble stitch takes up the space of 2 stitches.
You can also make the bobble with 5 or 6 unfinished double crochets. This makes the bobbles pop out a lot. I think – entirely at my own expense – that the 4 unfinished double crochets are absolutely perfect for them to fit the shape. At 5 or 6 unfinished double crochet, I find that the bobbles stick out incredibly awkwardly. It’s a matter of taste, and it could very well be that I change my mind 😉
Tips for the Bobble Stitches
- Do you crochet the bobble stitches too tight?
A tip is to crochet with the entire crochet hook. Your crochet hook is slightly thicker, a little further down on the hook. Thereby you force the yarn a little bigger in size. You can also go up in size on the crochet hook. Try a half size at a time.
- Do you crochet the bobble stitch too loose?
Go down in hook size – try half a size at a time.
Have fun with the bobbles 🙂