What you'll learn
What you'll need
Mini Bobble Stitch
Bobble Stitch (4-dc bobble)
Bulky Bobble Stitch
Bobble Stitches (often abbreviated as “bo”) are actually one of my most used stitches in crocheting. That might sound surprising, but in Amigurumi, stitches adding height like a double and triple crochets just end up leaving big holes to let out the stuffing. Where as a well placed bobble stitch can be used to features like noses, toes, and and even limbs without having to make them separately and sew them on.
I use bobble stitches mostly to add features to my amigurumi, but they can also be used in blankets, or hats, really anywhere that you want to add just a little bit more texture to your project.
In this tutorial not only will I teach you how to make a bobble stitch, but I’ll also teach you a unique way to make color changes in a bobble stitch and how I use them for my projects.
Bobble stitches can be a bit confusing to get the hang of, but once you do they’re a lot of fun. They’re kind of like a bunch of double crochets smooshed together in the same stitch. Most people abbreviate bobble stitches as “bo”, but there’s not really a set abbreviation.
There are also a few different sizes you can make bobble stitches by adding or removing steps to the stitch. I personally have different abbreviations for each size bobble stitch in my patterns since I often use more than one type of bobble in a single pattern.