Mary Beth Temple

Crochet Bobbles in Knitting

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Bobbles in knitting give you a ton of texture but can be tedious to knit – all that turn of the work every few stitches for multiples rows can really slow you down! Instead try a crochet bobble in your knitting. There are many variations to choose from but for this version, knit up to the stitch in which you want to place the bobble. Using a crochet hook that is an appropriate size for the yarn, insert your hook into the next stitch on the left-hand needle.

Yarn over and draw a loop through that knit stitch, then chain 3, work a dc2tog in the same st (yarn over, insert your hook in the knit stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yarn over draw through all three loops on hook, then place that live stitch back on the left-hand needle (with the right leg facing forward) knit it, and continue on with your pattern. Now if you just can’t bring yourself to make a bobble the way we showed you here, you can always learn to knit backwards to make bobbles go faster!

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2 Responses to “Crochet Bobbles in Knitting”


    A much easier way to make a bobble! Sheer genius.

  2. Michele Burford

    What an interesting idea! I will definitely try this soon!

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