good to see you again, if you have celebrated halloween i hope you have enjoyed it!
in response to the patchwork blanket someone asked me about the bobble stitch pattern. since it is a few years ago that i have hooked the shawl (which is now part of the blanket), it was a bit of a puzzle but i managed to reproduce it. it is a little funny because i’ve never been a big fan of bobble stitch patterns, except along edges such as here but apparently i did like to crochet these bobbles or whatever you want to call them, perhaps clusters is better. i do not know where i got the original stitch pattern from, my shawl dates from 2010.
crochet stitch pattern
how to create the open work with clusters
used stitches (american terms):
- ch = chains
- dc = double crochet
- 2dctog = 2 double crochets together = cluster
first some notes:
- choose the yarn you like
- it is best to work loosely
- if you like bigger clusters just crochet 3dctog instead of 2dctog
- make chains as many as you like *
- row 1. make 1 dc into the 8th chain from hook, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch (1 cluster made), *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make 5 ch, turn
- row 2. skip the cluster, make 1 dc into the next dc, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch-space, 1 dc into next dc, *2 ch, skip cluster, 1 dc into the next dc, 3 ch, 2dctog into 3rd chain from hook, skip 2 ch-space, 1 dc into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, make 5 ch, turn
- row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until your work has the desired size.
* detach/disconnect remaining chains and weave in yarn end.
that is it!
by the way, i’m currently working on a new scarf in which i crochet this stitch pattern too.
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have a great weekend!