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