How to Crochet the Spiked Bobble

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to crochet a brand new version of the bobble stitch that I call the Spiked Bobble. Great for claws, pointed noses, beaks, anywhere where you need a spike and don’t want to sew it on separately!

Check out this stitch. It’s like two different stitches squashed together to make a really pointy bobble. I made it up because I had to make claws for these Hobgoblins but I don’t know what it’s actually called so I’ve been calling it a Spike Bobble.

So this is the spiked bobble, I abbreviate it in my patterns as “sbo”. This stitch is basically two different Stitches put together. As you might have guessed it’s mostly a bobble stitch. With a splash of mini picot thrown in for spice.

If you don’t know how to make a bobble stitch yet go check out my video for that right here then come back, I’ll wait…

The second part of the stitch is a mini picot that you do in the middle of a mini bobble stitch. I’m planning on doing a video for all the amazing uses for a picot in the future, but it’s pretty easy to do, just ch 2 and slip stitch into the back loop of the first ch you made. This makes a little point!

Okay so now you now each part of the stitch, let’s put them together.

Step 1

First, make two repeats for a mini bobble stitch. Meaning yarn over, go into the stitch, yarn over and pull through, then yarn over and pull through two loops, kinda like you’re making a double crochet. And repeat that once more. You should have 3 loops on the hook.

Step 2

Now’s the tough part; without removing the hook, do a mini picot. Ch 2 and slip stitch into the back loop of the first ch made. This can be really difficult to do, especially if you’re working really tightly or with small yarn. Be patient, taking it one part at a time and using your finger nail or a needle to help get the hook into that back loop and then slip stitch one. There should still be 3 loops on the hook after finishing the mini picot.

Step 3

Now do one more double Crochet repeat. You should have 4 loops on the hook now.

Step 4

Finally, finish the stitch by yarning over and pulling through all the loops on the hook.

I think the Spiked Bobble would probably make a good witch nose or maybe spikes on the back of an insect, but I’m thinking mostly about amigurumi I suppose. If you have any cool ideas for this stitch or know the real name, let me know in the comments or on the Facebook group!

Try the Spiked Bobble out!

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Baby Yoda Amigurumi

Learn how to make a crocheted baby Yoda from the new Star Wars show the Mandalorian! This easy crochet baby Yoda tutorial teaches you how to crochet baby Yoda with a video or written pattern! It even includes a PDF!

*Requires a free Club Crochet Account

The Materials:

•The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– Green
– Beige
•Size G6/4.00mm Hook
•Stuffing
•Needle

Suggested yarns:
Lily Sugar n’ Cream
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie

The Gauge:
5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” Finished piece is about 2” tall

Worked in the Round
Unless otherwise stated

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet
– Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
– BLO / FLO : Back / Front Loops Only

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Every pattern includes a full length video tutorial, so you’ll never miss a stitch.

Treasure Chest Amigurumi Pattern

Have your own crocheted treasure chest sitting on your desk or turn it into a vicious mimic! This treasure chest measures about 2″ tall and 3″ wide when finished and includes a full unique video tutorial to help you get through the tough parts!

Perfect for DnD campaigns!

Materials:
• The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– Brown
– Gold
– White
– Pink
– Grey
• Size G6/4.00mm Hook
• Plastic Saftey Bead Eyes
• Golden Buttons (Optional)
• Needle

Gauge: 5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”  |  Finished piece is about 2” tall

Worked Flat

Kits available for purchase!

Try out my new table top game!

Stitch’d is a table top war game where your pieces are all handcrafted. I play it with miniature crocheted pieces, but you can make your pieces out of whatever you want. Playdoh, Origami, Legos, or even just drawn pogs of cardboard. As long as they meet the size requirements for the pieces. 

How to Crochet Ghosts

In this series of crocheted ghost tutorials we’ll be going through a series of crocheted ghosts including classic crocheted ghosts, crocheted boo ghosts (mario), crochet pacman ghosts, and even crocheted pokemon ghosts!

These patterns will only be available for free until the end of the month (October 2019), so make sure to create an account, join the email notification list, subscribe to the YouTube channel to stay notified for when the next ghost pattern goes live!

Classic Ghost Amigurumi

In the first lesson in our series of crocheted ghosts we’ll be learning how to crochet a classic ghost! The great thing about this pattern is it requires very little sewing!

Pacman Ghost Amigurumi

Pacu Pacu Pacu… wawawawa… In this lesson I’ll be turning my classic ghost pattern into a Pacman ghost pattern using just color changes for the eyes!

Boo (Mario) Ghost Amigurumi

In the third ghost lesson we’ll be making the shy, yet sinister ghost from Super Mario Brothers, Boo!

Ghastly the Ghost Pokemon Amigurumi

In our fourth lesson in our series of crocheted ghosts, we’ll be learning how to crochet Ghastly, the ghost Pokemon!

Get more Halloween patterns!

Get the full Halloween pattern bundle including written and full-length video patterns for:

• Frankenstein
• Zombies
• Vampires
• Bats
• Witches
• Pumpkins
• Werewolves

Members have full access to all the patterns!
Learn more here

5 Creative Ways to Use Safety Eyes

how to use safety eyes

Safety eyes are probably the easiest way to add adorable looking eyes to your amigurumi, and if you do it right there are a whole lot of different ways to customize them.

Here’s how to use safety eyes for your amigurumi and 5 creative ways to use safety eyes!

Safety Eyes are plastic attachable eyes that snap together to connect to any surface with a small hole or that you can poke through, obviously making them perfect for amigurumi. They come in all shapes and sizes, you can get round ones, oval ones, felt ones, some that look like cat eyes, some that look like a little noses, some that look like koala noses. There are an insane combination of types.

They are composed of two parts, a front and back. The front is the main part that comes in the variety of types and sizes, and the backs come in basically two different types, hard or soft plastic.

 

 

 

Get more Amigurumi Tutorials with Amigurumi 101!

Amigurumi 101 is an ongoing series of tutorials teaching how to crochet Amigurumi better, easier and quicker with new  lessons coming out monthly.

All of the tutorials are available with a Club Crochet Membership, but some are available without a membership.

How to Crochet Helmets and Hoodies (for Goblinoids)

In this lesson we’ll be crocheting helmets and hoods for your amigurumi characters! This pattern was designed to fit on my Goblinoid characters, specifically Goblins, Trolls, and Orcs, but with some alterations these helmets can likely fit other amigurumi as well. 

*Requires a Club Crochet Membership

The Materials:

•The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
•Size G6/4.00mm Hook •Stuffing
•Needle

Suggested yarns:
Lily Sugar n’ Cream
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie

The Gauge:
5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” 

Worked in the Round
Unless otherwise stated

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet
– Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
– BLO / FLO : Back / Front Loops Only

Get the full Goblinoid Pattern Bundle

Every pattern includes a full length video tutorial, so you’ll never miss a stitch.

How to Crochet a Chef Hat

crocheted chef hat

Learn how to make a mini crocheted chef hat! This easy crocheted chef hat tutorial teaches you how to make a crocheted chef hat with a video or written pattern! 

*Requires a free Club Crochet Account

The Materials:

•The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– White 
•Size G6/4.00mm Hook •Stuffing
•Needle

Suggested yarns:
Lily Sugar n’ Cream
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie

The Gauge:
5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” Finished piece is about 1.5” tall

Worked in the Round
Unless otherwise stated

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet
– Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
– BLO / FLO : Back / Front Loops Only

Bigfoot Bobby Amigurumi

crocheted bigfoot

Have you heard of bigfoot? Not yeti!

This crocheted Bigfoot Bobby amigurumi measures about 4.5″ inches tall when finished and includes a full-length unique video tutorial to help you get through the tough parts!

Materials:
• The Yarn (Worsted Weight)
– Fuzzy Brown
– Color A (Nose)
– Beige
• Size G6/4.00mm Hook
• 6 – 10mm Safety Bead Eyes x 2
• Stuffing
• Pipe Cleaners x 2
• Needle
• Heavy coins (nickles)

Gauge: 5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1”  |  Finished piece is about 4.5” tall

Worked in the Round

The Stitches:
– Ch : Chain stitch
– St : Stitch
– Sl.st : Slip Stitch
– Sc : Single Crochet
– Dec/Inc : Decrease/Increase
– InvDec : Invisible Decrease
– BLO : Back Loops Only
– Bo : Bobble Stitch
1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch
2. Yarn over and pull through
3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops
4. Repeat steps 1 – 3 four times total
5. Yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook

For color changes in Bobble Stitches: [Blue/Red/Green] = [Step 3/Step 1/Step 2]

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