Tutorial Try – Puff or Bobble Stitch Crochet

You know the saying, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Usually, it’s applied to brainpower or muscle, but in this case, I felt like it applies to crochet skills. I haven’t picked up a hook in a while, so I figured I’d try a crochet tutorial to fire those connections up again.

The one I decided to go with is this one from the Dream a Little Bigger blog.

Since this pattern suggests more than one color, I decided to go for some left overs from projects past. In this case, some left over brown yarn from my comfort doll and TMNT dolls, and purple from the TMNT themed badge holders I made a while ago.

Happy Face Dude approves.

Outside of a little difficulty in recalling how to do double crochet at the beginning, I got the hang of it pretty easily. I do find that taking a break to say hello to a pretty kitty does help.

Hi, Marla!
As with many stitches, the bobble doesn’t look much like a bobble until you get a little further on in the project.
D’aw…my first bobble, before it’s a really a bobble. Does this make it cooler than the rest of the bobbles?
Joking aside, the bobbles do start taking form once you’re past the first two. Here’s what the first row looked like for me:
Nice and lumpy. I think I did something screwy by the end, but oh well.
However, the aesthetic really starts to show once you start adding more colors. Since I didn’t really have a project in mind, I just did this little sample swatch, but this stitch would be great as a lining. It would also make a fun scarf or blanket.
I’d use different colors next time.
I really liked this tutorial, and would suggest it to anyone who’d like to learn this stitch. Bonus kitties are always a plus, too.

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