Enjoy a spring cardigan that celebrates bobble stitch crochet. This cosy pullover is made using chunky Stylecraft yarn and works up quickly.
My newest design is the Starburst Cardigan. It's relaxed, it's informal. it's cosy, but at the same time it is something to look at and admire. I'll tell you a little bit more about it here. I made my sample in Stylecraft special chunky. I used:
- Raspberry (1023)
- Meadow (1065)
- Lavender (1188)
- Fondant (1241)
- Lipstick (1246)
- Denim (1302)
- Camel (1420)
- Aspen (1422)
You'll see on the pattern listing page here what yarn amounts you'll need for your size requirements. I used the raindrops crochet arn pack from attic 24 for the main bulk of my cardigan and supplemented it with 1 extra ball of denim.
I'll show you how to make the bobble stitch which is a popular crochet stitch using double crochet.
How to make a bobble stitch, step by step:
- First, chain the specified amount in the pattern. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
2. There will be two loops left on the crochet hook. Leave them there.
3. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
4. There will be 3 loops left on the crochet hook. Leave them there.
5. Yarn over, insert hook into the chain, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
6. Pull through all 4 loops on hook.
How to make the bobble stitch (video tutorial)
Practice the bobble stitch before undertaking the cardigan. There are several reasons why I want you to do this:
- It will help you to practice the stitch and the movements.
- It will help you to get used to your crochet hook.
- It will help you to manage your tension.
- Try to make a piece that measures 10cm by 10cm. Measure the piece. Count how many stitches are across and how many rows there are. This is called a gauge square and helps you to work out if the finished item will fit or not.
- If the stitches are fewer than requires, use a bigger hook. If there are more stitches and the pattern requires, use a smaller hook!
When making the cardigan, the end of each row will look like this:
Having a dc at the end of the row makes it easier to work the sleeves and the edging. If you have missed the dc out for whatever reason, just work your sleeve round/edging row in one of the legs of the bobble.
Here is the video for separating sleeves. Click here to go to the Youtube channel. or view it here.