I was recently swatching some Lorna’s Laces yarn that I had on hand for a project that I’m still conjuring in my head – and as many of you know I am a sucker for texture! Maybe that’s why I love crochet so much? It’s so easy to create amazing texture with my hook.
As a kid my love for crochet texture began when I learned to do the “popcorn” stitch – which creates a cool bobble on the front of the fabric. One of the drawbacks is that they are really really bulky – they are very heavy and use a lot of yarn.
I developed this modified version of a “popcorn” type stitch that uses much less yarn, but creates a bobble on the front of the fabric. I call it the “Light Bobble Stitch” – and here’s how you make it:
Light Bobble Stitch
(C)2019 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude
Work over an odd # of stitches
Row 1: Sc in each st across, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, (work Bobble in next sc, sc in next sc) across, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, (work Bobble in next sc, sc in next sc) across, sc in last st, turn
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern
Bobble: Insert hook in sc indicated, YO and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), (YO and draw through one loop on hook) three times (ch 3 made), YO and draw through both loops on hook. Note: when going forward to the make the following sc gently tug the ch-3 of the bobble forward to front side of the fabric.
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Thank you so much, Drew! I love bobbles, but rarely do them for the very reasons you cite — too heavy and yarn hungry. I see this working up in many pieces. Thank you so much for showing us how to stitch this light version. I love it!
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