The bobble obsession continues. This crochet bobble cardigan is definitely one of my most viewed videos on YouTube and I get some many requests for the written pattern. So here it is:
11 balls of super bulky yarn
10mm crochet hook.
Bobble stitch (bst): yo, insert hook into st, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st again, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook into same st, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo and pull through all 6 loops.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first st, slip st into next, *ch 2, skip next st, slip st to the next, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, slip stitch into the ch2-sp, **ch 2, slip stitch into the next ch2-sp, repeat from ** to end of row. Turn. Repeat this row until this back piece measures from your collar bone to your hip.
With yarn still attached ***Ch 2, slip stitch into next ch2-sp, repeat from *** until you reach the middle of your back piece. Turn. You will now be only working on these sts. Turn.
Continue in pattern until this front panel is the same length as your back panel.
For the 2nd front panel attach your yarn to the first ch2-sp beside the last front panel that you just completed. Ch 2, slip stitch into that same space, ch 2, slip stitch into next ch2-sp. Continue in pattern until this front panel is the same length as the other panels.
Attach yarn to the bottom corner and sew up along the side leaving about 23cm from the top unworked. Repeat for other side.
Attach yarn to bottom corner of the inside front panel. Ch 2, dc in same space, then make 2dc into every ch2-sp on the bottom of the front panel, but when you reach around the back panel just place 1 dc into every stitch. Then when you reach around to the other front panel you will place 2 dc into each ch2-sp. Turn.
Ch 2 and fpdc, bpdc all the way around. Repeat his row one more time. Then dc all the way around the raw edges of the inner front panels and around the neck line. Then do 2-3 rows of fpdc, bpdc.
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Row 1:Ch 32. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts, **bst into next st, sc into each of the next 3 sts, repeat from ** to end. Turn.
Rows 3-5: Ch 1, sc across to end of row. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc into first st, **bst into next st, sc into each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * to end. At the end you should have 2 sts remaining. So bst into next st, sc into last st. Turn.
Row 7-9: Ch 1, sc across to end. Turn.
Repeat from row 2-9.
Next row: Ch 1, (sc2tog) to end of row. Sc into last st. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1, *sc into next 2 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end. Turn.
Next row: Ch 2, dc across. Turn.
Next 2 rows: Ch 2, fpdc, bpdc across. Turn.
Fold sleeve in half lengthwise and inside out and sew up along the edge to close the side of sleeve. Sew sleeve to armhole. Repeat for the other sleeve.
Your crochet bobble cardigan is now ready to wear. I also have the video tutorial on YouTube if you want to check that out.
Is it possible to use aran wool instead of chunky and what hook would you use I want it to be extra baggy so I take it the red bobble cardigan is don’t in multiples of 4 and the bobble grey one Is that in the same multiple I want to make one for my hols but carnt decide what one to do so would be thankful for your help thanks
I am in love with this sweater. I thought it only came in a knitted pattern (which I paid for). I am an advanced crocheter but not very good at knitting. I was really concerned I wouldn’t be able to follow the knit pattern.
Then I found the pattern you posted FOR FREE and I am over the moon that I can crochet this sweater as opposed to knitting.
Thank you so much for posting this pattern and for your kindness in making it free.
Is it possible to see more pics of this cardigan? I’m currently making it using your YouTube tutorial but am unsure whether or not mines is going to be oversized & it would help if there’s additional photos of the sweater so I get a better idea of the final result
Love this sweater!!! Thank for sharing the free pattern!!
Thank you. I’m glad you like it
Hi Carrie can you tell me the length of the sleeves please
I followed your instructions on YouTube and my sweater turned out perfectly. I enjoyed following your step by step instructions the video was amazing super duper easy instructions.
hello, what size is this pattern for? I’m a L/XL. Would I make chain longer? Thank you so much
What size is the finished product?
Is this pattern for every size
Marie Francoise Ragon Debelle
Bonjour a vous. Combien de mailles montez vous au depart ?
Un gtand merci. Marie francoise.
Coucou selon le tuto écrit et sur youtube il faut mo terminé 52 mailles…..mais tout dépend si vous voulez garder cette largeur ou pas 😉
Any comments about what sizes this would fit?
What size does this pattern fit?
So you have plus sizes 3x how many chains
This cardigan looks gorgeous! I was wondering what size this was made for or if you had any measurements of the finished garment?
i Would like to know if this pattern will fit a size large?
How many chains for a 14 british size? Thank you. It’s really beautiful!
Great pattern and photos and thankyou for making it free!
Has anyone tried making it as a sweater instead of a cardigan? Do you think I could just make 2 back panels?
I don´t think so. Maybe you could make the front panel to start a little further away because if you dont do front panel you cant make the sleves
I have already started this in small but then saw you had the pattern in a larger size.. so I frogged it. I cant find it now in the larger size 8-(….I’m sure you had a printable pattern on your blog but I cant find it now. Thank you so much for the great free pattern. can you email it to me please?
Do you have the pattern for a size XL?
Bonnie J Kramer
Hi. I didn’t notice where you specified sizing. I would like to have the pattern in L/XL also or at least give an idea of how to size this up. Thank you. I plan to make this for my daughter but want one for myself. Nice tutorial. I just subscribed. Take care. Great to have a wonderful pattern to work on during these stay at home days.
So, for making a larger size, the idea is the same. If you use the same hook and yarn, just increase the stitches at the beginning to fit around you, take in account your back and maybe your arms and make a long chain to fit that and then add some more if you want a larger fit. I made a chain that sort of hugged my back and arms. After making the back and front pieces, sew them up and leave the space for your arms as desired. The continue the sleeves as described in the pattern.
Everything is pretty much the same, you just increase the amount of chains and stitches to fit you.
I hope this helps <3
This is such a great pattern, i am inlove. I made it in 3 days and everyone was stunned by how awesome it looked. Thank you!! <3
Hi, one of my front panels is slightly wider than the other, 13 double spaces on one side and 12 double stitches on the other,,,, is that correct?
Thank you for this pattern. It is beautiful. The directions say 11 balls of super bulky yarn. What brand of yarn is used? How many yards is needed to make size small/medium. Different brands of super bulky yarn have a different number of yards. Please help me I am ready to start this beautiful sweater.
Thanks for your help.
I have the exact same question..
I have the exact same question!!!
Could you tell me the length of the cardigan and how to attach sleeves. Thank you
I am finding the arm hole is much bigger than my sleeve. My sleeve With 32chains is way to small what am I doing wrong?
Thanks so much for the pattern! I was able to make my niece a shrug version of this.
How many yards are needed to make a small sweater with bulky 5 weight yarn? Thanks very much…beautiful patterns. Appreciate your creativity!