How to Crochet: Tunisian Bobble (Tbo)

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It’s safe to say that a lot of traditional crochet stitches translate over to Tunisian crochet. Bobble stitches can make nice accents with either technique.

If you are not familiar with Tunisian Crochet, see the Tunisian simple stitch tutorial to get started. It also helps, but isn’t necessary, to know the Tunisian double crochet stitch and the traditional crochet bobble.

Left-handed crocheters: Hover over the photos to see a mirrored view

To make a Tunisian 3-dc bobble:

Work to where you want to make the bobble.


Yarn over (YO) and insert hook into the next stitch


YO and pull up a loop.


YO and pull through two loops.


Repeat the previous three steps as many times as necessary. For this tutorial, I repeated it twice.


YO and pull through three loops.


Your bobble is done, so you can finish your row and work your return pass as usual.


The Tunisian bobble can look slightly different depending on how you work it. The swatch above has bobbles worked (from left to right) through the vertical bar as a tks, through the space between stitches as a tfs, in the horizontal bar as a tbs, and under the vertical bar as a tss.

If you you need help or clarification, feel free to leave a comment below.

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