How to crochet a BIG bobble stitch

Learn how to crochet a BIG bobble stitch with this step be step photo tutorial and full video tutorial too. This extra large bobble stitch creates the most amazing supersized texture and is simple to do using the tips you’ll find in this tutorial. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be confidently crocheting extra large bobble stitches!

How to crochet a big bobble stitch

Learn how to crochet a large Bobble Stitch | Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

I have fallen in love with this supersized bobble stitch! The textured it creates is truly unbelievable!

I first tried these ginormous bobble stitches when I was testing part 2 of the Snowfall Tree Skirt which was written by Fosbas Designs. 

I loved the stitch so much, you may just see it featured in the final part of the pattern too! 

The bobble stitches worked the same way, regardless of how big you need it to be – in fact, this tutorial can be taken as an introduction on how to create any size bobble stitch you’d like.

Read on for the step by step crochet tutorial which will show you how to crochet this BIG bobble stitch.

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How to crochet a big bobble stitch

For this tutorial I used the following materials: 

You can use any yarn with the hook size as recommended on the yarn band.

How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch

The bobble stitch is worked in multiples of 2 stitches

  • Chain multiples of 2 plus 1 for the foundation chain.
  • In this tutorial we will make a chain of 13 to start our swatch and create 5 big bobbles.

This tutorial is written in US Terms: (UK terms in brackets):

Abbreviations Used:

Ch                  Chain

Sc (Dc)         Single Crochet (Double crochet)

HDc (HTr)    Half Double Crochet (Half Treble Crochet)

Dc (Tr)          Double Crochet (Treble Crochet

Special Stitches – Bobble Stitch

The stitch is the equivalent of 7DcTog worked into the same stitch:

  • *Yarn over hook, insert into stitch
  • Yarn over, draw up a loop
  • Yarn over, pull through first 2 loops*
  • Repeat between * and * 6 more times to create 8 loops on hook
  • Yarn over, pull through all 8 loops

Yarn over hook, insert into hook and draw up loop

Yarn over, pull through 1st 2 loops

Repeat 6 times

8 loops on hook

Yarn over, pull through all 8 loops

Row 1: Create a Bobble Stitch Swatch


Row 1: HDc in 2nd from hook, HDc into each Ch across. Turn. (12)

Row 2: Ch1, HDc into each st across. Turn. (12)

Row 3: Ch1 (does not count as st), HDc in same st as Ch1, *Bobble in next , HDc in next*, repeat between * and * to last st, HDc in last st. Turn (12)

Row 4: Ch1, Sc into each st across. Turn. (12)

Row 5: Ch1, HDc in 1st 2 sts, *Bobble in next st, HDc in next st*, repeat between * & * to end. Turn. (12)

Row 6: Ch1, Sc into each st across. Turn. (12)

To make a bigger swatch, you can continue to repeat Rows 3-6

Top Tips for the Bobble Stitch

Like all new stitches, we might not get it first time. For that reason, take your time and be aware that it may take a few trys to get it just right.

The biggest tip I can give you in regards to the bobble stitch is to gently pull down on your project and pull up with your hook to create some space before completing the yarn over through all the 8 loops.

Worst case scenario, your hook catches and you need to rework the stitch – thats ok – we are practicing and it does get easier. Remember how hard it was to create a chain when you first learned to crochet? Give yourself some grace!

How to crochet the bobble stitch

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