Tunisian crochet bobbles add texture and dimension to your favorite projects. Learn this basic stitch and I guarantee you’ll find every excuse to put a bobble on it!
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Love them or hate them, bobble stitches are a staple in the yarn arts. I love bobbles for their simple texture and easy dimension. They add interest to plain yarns and elevate simple projects. As a crochet designer, I’ve added bobbles to everything from beanies to blankets. I just can’t get enough! And I’m so excited to share the Tunisian Crochet Bobble Stitch with you.
The Tunisian Crochet Bobble Stitch uses the same basic mechanics as bobbles made with traditional crochet. The difference comes in how to manage the loops to ensure all stitches are accounted for. Try this fun stitch for your next project.
Ready to try the playful Tunisian Crochet Bobble Stitch?! Grab your crochet hooks and watch this video:
Learn even more Tunisian crochet with these helpful videos:
- Tunisian Crochet for Absolute Beginners [watch here]
- How to Choose and Use Tunisian Crochet Hooks [watch here]
- 5 More Tunisian Crochet Stitches to Try [watch here]
Holiday Tunisian Sampler Blanket – Bobble Stitch Square Pattern
This tutorial was made as a supplement to the Bobble Stitch Square as part of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket. Find the full pattern to make your square below.
Join the Holiday TCAL 2020 event! This free crochet along to make the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket runs from October to November 2020. Get full details in this blog post and join the fun!
Bobble Stitch Square Pattern
*Get the printable PDF version of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket pattern HERE.
- Worsted weight yarn – color C
- 6.5mm Tunisian crochet hook with 16″ cord
- 6mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
12 x 12 inches square after blocking
The gauge varies for each square of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket. Reference the starting chain stitch multiple to make adjustments to your square. All squares should measure about 11.5″ square before the border is added.
- 2sc = 2 single crochet in the same stitch (increase made)
- Bo = bobble (see Special Stitches below)
- Ch(s) = chain(s)
- Lts = last Tunisian stitch (see Special Stitches below)
- Rep = repeat
- RetP = return pass
- Sc = single crochet
- Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together (decrease made)
- Sk = skip
- St(s) = stitch(es)
- Tss = Tunisian simple stitch
- Yo = yarn over
- Bobble (bo) – (yo, insert hook into next stitch as for Tunisian knit stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull through next 2 loops on hook) 5 times, yarn over, pull through next 5 loops on hook.
- Last Tunisian Stitch (Lts) – insert hook under BOTH vertical bars of the last stitch and complete as for Tunisian simple stitch
- Return Pass (RetP) – ch 1, (yo, pull through the next 2 loops) until only one loop remains on the hook
Work the Bobble Stitch over any number of stitches.
PATTERN NOTE: Personalize your square by creating a blank chart of 39 columns and 32 rows. Use cross-stitch pictures and alphabets to create your own design in bobble stitches.
To ensure that all squares of the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket will join evenly, apply the Standard Border. All squares need to have 35 single crochet stitches on each size. This means you will have to increase the number of edge stitches in some cases, and decrease the number of edge stitches in other places.
- To increase the number of stitches along an edge, evenly place 2sc increases along the edge where needed.
- To decrease the number of stitches along an edge, evenly place sc2tog decreases along the edge where needed.
ROW 1: With C and 6.5mm corded hook, ch 39, pull up a loop in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch, RetP.
ROWS 2-32: Work the chart below to complete the square. Rows begin on the right edge and are worked from the bottom up. White squares represent Tss; black squares represent bo stitch. The last stitch of the row is always worked as for Lts.
When finished with chart, slip stitch in each vertical bar along the top edge loosely to bind off. Do not cut yarn.
- Change to 6mm crochet hook and ensure the square is facing right side up.
- Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), single crochet 35 stitches evenly across the first edge of the square, placing increases and decreases where needed. At corner, ch 2 and rotate to work along the next edge.
- Single crochet 35 stitches evenly across the edge, placing increases and decreases where needed. At corner, ch 2 and rotate to work along the next edge.
- Repeat Step 3 for the remaining 2 sides. At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet of the round. Fasten off and block your finished square to 12″ x 12″.
Click HERE to access stitch patterns for the other squares in the Tunisian Holiday Sampler Blanket.