How to Crochet: Aran Bobble StitchBy Erin Burger – 14 Comments
All kinds of crafts have a long legacy of classic techniques that had meaning to the peoples they originated with. In crochet and knitting Aran stitches are great examples of this. Although most are originally knit stitches, some are crochet as well and have been passed down for many generations.
This particular stitch is made of panels of 17 plus three. One panel is perfect for a scarf, a thick headband (or earwarmer) or a smaller sized washcloth. If you wanted a wider project you could either whipstitch appropriately length-ed panels of the 17 plus 3 together, like a quilt.
Bobble: (yo, insert hook into fpdc)3 times, yo and through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close bobble.
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2: ch 2, turn, bpdc in 2nd and 3rd st from hook, (fpdc in next 2 st, bdpc in next st, fpdc in next 2 st, bpdc in next 2 st) across, ending with 2 bpdc in last two st, dc in beginning ch
Row 3: ch 2, turn, fpdc in 2nd and 3rd st from hook, (bpdc in next 2 st, bobble in fpdc, bpdc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 2 st) across, ending with 2 fpdc in last two st, dc in beginning ch
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired length is reached.
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