The Bobble Frieze stitch is a fun textured stitch crochet pattern. Scroll down for ideas on how to use this stitch, along with the step-by-step crochet stitch pattern.
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What to make with the Bobble Frieze Stitch?
The bobble frieze stitch is made by working bobble stitches into a fun geometric pattern. It’s a great textured stitch for borders whether for home decor (think blankets, rugs or even baskets) or garments and accessories.
You can easily play around with more or fewer rows of single crochet before and after the frieze repeat depending on the project you’re making.
Crochet Stitch Dictionary
This easy crochet stitch is part of the Stitchometry 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 Stitchometry Dictionary with all 16 stitch patterns 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 Your Bobble Crochet Stitch Pattern
- 5mm / US H-8 hook
- Hobbii Amigo (DK weight 3, 100% acrylic, 175 m / 191 yd, 50 g / 1.75 oz)
- 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.
- 6 stitch markers
The pattern is written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square. Stitch multiples are given below.
This pattern uses US notations.
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- yo = yarn over
The pattern needs a multiple of 12 + 3 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 12 + 4 for an extra turning chain.
The gauge for this pattern is 18 st by 16.5 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).
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 except if mentioned otherwise.
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 lefthanded crocheters.
- 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.
The Actual Crochet Stitch Pattern
With your 5 mm / US H–8 hook, ch 28.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn. <27 st>
Row 2: Ch 1, sc, [[bobble, sc] 4 times, sc 4] twice, bobble, sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc, [bobble, sc 5] 4 times, bobble, sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 6 – 7: Repeat Row 4-5.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc, [bobble, sc 5, [bobble, sc] 3 times] twice, bobble, sc, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 10 – 17: Repeat Row 9.
Row 18 – 25: Repeat Row 2 to 9.
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.