If you’re looking for a super fun textured multicolor crochet stitch tutorial, the bobble crochet chevron stitch is perfect. Easy colorwork is used to create playful bobbles, and my simple instructions will walk you through it, even if you’ve never done colorwork before.
Scroll down for ideas on how to use this crochet stitch, along with the free step-by-step tutorial.
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What to make with the Bobble Crochet Chevron Stitch
This stitch looks great in one-sided items like tops and sweaters. Choose lively contrasting colors to make the chevron design pop, or stick with monochromatic tones for a more neutral look.
I used this stitch in my Beads and Bobbles Sweater and my Fairy Lights Shawl pattern.
Crochet Stitch Bundle
This easy crochet stitch is part of the Spring Stitch CAL (crochet along). Join the fun and discover all-new crochet stitches here.
All stitch tutorials are available on our blogs but if you want a printable PDF version for easy recording and to take notes etc. You can grab the bundle with all 30 stitches here.
Sometimes it’s just easier to have a stitch dictionary on hand when you’re deciding on your next project rather than having to search online and remember where you saved that stitch you want to use.
Before You Start
- 5.5 mm / US I– 9 hook.
- Worsted weight yarn. I used WeCrochet Swish, it has an amazing stitch definition which really helps when learning new stitches.
- Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.
Bobble Crochet Chevron Stitch Multiple
The pattern needs a multiple of 8 + 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 8 + 4 for an extra turning chain.
One chevron pattern has a height of 5 rows. I recommend 4 rows in between chevrons.
The gauge for this pattern is 18 st by 19 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”). Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- MC = Main color
- Bobble stitch (5 dc cluster) = [yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo and pull up a loop. Yo, pull through two loops] 5 times in the same space, yo and pull through all 6 loops.
Work instructions between [ ] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.
The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row between < >.
The turning ch 1, ch 2, ch 3 don’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.
Stitches above a ch-1 space are worked in the ch-1 space.
The pattern is written in crochet shorthand. For example:
- “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
- “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
- and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.
All pictures show lefthanded crochet. All stitches are symmetrical and can be worked by both right- and left-handed crocheters.
Tips and Tricks
- To change yarn color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st.
- When using more than one color in a row, working over the unused color is tapestry style.
The Bobble Chevron Crochet Stitch Tutorial
All bobbles are worked in the contrast colors while all sc are worked in the main color. For clarity this is not repeated throughout the pattern.
With your 5.5mm / US I- 9 hook ch 28,
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, sc across.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc, [bobble, sc 7] 2 times, bobble, sc, turn.
Row 4 and even rows: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Tip: Carry the contrast color yarn along to have less ends to weave in. If the colors have a high contrast as is the case here, you will see the contrast color yarn peek through a little bit, to reduce that hold the yarn towards the front (wrong side of your swatch).
Row 5: Ch 1, [sc 3, bobble] 4 times, sc 3, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc 5, [bobble, sc 7] twice, bobble, sc 5, turn
Row 8 – 12: Repeat Row 2 five times
Repeat Row 3 to 12. Repeat Row 3 to 9 one more time. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
When you’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.
To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.
Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.