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Crochet bobble - shell textured stitch


Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.

Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr/dc

Bobble - shell st – BSt: work 9 tr/dc in the same stitch, drop the loop from your hook.

Insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first tr/dc of the group and grab the dropped loop.

Pull it through the stitch, and then make 1ch.

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 2

Row 1: Skip 1 ch, work dc/sc in each of the next ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next 2dc/sc below, * 1Bst, 1tr/dc in each of the next 5dc/sc below; rep from *, 1Bst, 1tr/dc in each of the next 3dc/sc below, turn.

Row 3: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each tr/dc and in each 1ch of Bst. Turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, work 1Bst in first dc/sc below, * 1tr/dc in each of the next 5dc/sc, 1Bst in next dc/sc; rep from *, turn.

Row 5: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in second ch from hook. Then work 1dc/sc in each tr/dc and in each 1ch of Bst. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 - 5 until you have reached your desired length.


Colors & rows: * 1 – dark pink, 2 & 3 – dark grey, 4 & 5 – light grey, 6 & 7 – white, 8 & 9 – light pink, 10 & 11 – white, 12 & 13 – light grey, 14 & 15 – dark grey, 16 – dark pink *.

Thick wool yarn

Colors & rows: * 1 – beige, 2 & 3 – white, 4 & 5 – green, 6 - beige *.

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