3D Bubble Knit | Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvuFI_kAkwE

Va-va-volume! The 3D bubble knit stitch gives you sky high height with a dramatic look. With all of its texture, you would think this a terribly difficult stitch to create, but we are happy to inform you it’s really just a simple knitting stitch for six rows, then we switch it up and use a crochet hook to make the bobbles with a single crochet.

Be warned! This stitch can be addicting. One day you might take a look around your crafting space and find you’ve knitted your way into a bubble knit corner. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 🙂

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Sweet baby vest using the bubble knit stitch

Are you’re looking for something with a bit more warmth or structure? We have a variation of the 3D bubble stitch. The Knitted Drops stitch gives you less of a bubble and more like a teardrop shape.

Project Ideas

Beanie




This beanie makes for a quick project and we think it makes for a super cute hat! You can use one color, or mix it up and try a bunch of coordinating or contrasting yarns.

The ombre’ look with the mixed color pom pom is our personal favorite. The best part about this stitch is each “bubble” has a look as though it stands on its own, meaning if you wanted to change the color, it’s easier to hide the color change before starting the next bubble.

Check out the inspiration here.









Stuffed Animal | Sheep




How sweet are these sheep?! The 3D Bobble Stitch was used to create the fleece on these two. When creating stuffed animals, or amigurumi, it can be difficult to create fur, hair or other coverings with just yarn.

Stitches like the bubble stitch help to give the illusion of fleece by giving the stuffie an incredible texture. Not to mention, it looks classic and would make for a very sweet inclusion in a child’s room or nursery as they quite literally, would be able to count sheep and drift off to sleep!

Check out the inspiration here.
















 

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Instructions for The 3D Bubble Knit Stitch

Abbreviations

Multiple of 4 plus 3
K.- knit
P.- Purl
Repeat * to *

Instructions

Row 1.- *K3, p1* end with k3.
Row 2.- *P3, k1* end with p3.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until row # 7.
Row 8.- *P3, with crochet hook, pick up the first chain in the bottom.
Let go of the knitted stitches. Pick up working yarn through back of the stitches and pass it through loop then make a single crochet stitch. Put it on your right needle.
Row 9.- K5, p1, *k3, p1* end with k5.
Row 10.- P5, k1, *p3, k1* end with k5. Repeat rows 9 and 10 until row # 15. Row 16.- P5, with crochet hook, pick up the first chain in the bottom.
Let go of the knitted stitches. Pick up working yarn through back of the stitches and pass it through loop then make a single crochet stitch, Put it on the right needle.
Repeat these 16 rows.

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