How-To: Crochet Bobbles in a Knitting Project

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How-To: Crochet Bobbles in a Knitting Project


Add gorgeous texture to your fiber projects the easy way with this tutorial for crocheting bobbles in a knitting project that my pal—and all around crafty genius—Kim Werker from The Holocene shared on The Holodeck!

There was this one time I knitted a sweater. It was the first big project I made with cables. I made it in fuchsia yarn. I loved it. Except for one detail that made me want to poke the knitting needles right into my own eyes and straight through the back of my own head just to feel a different kind of pain than the pain of knitting bobbles.

Knitted bobbles are the biggest pain in the arse I’ve ever experienced in any craft. They’re time-consuming and awkward, and the thing is this:

Dude, you can crochet bobbles without pain. They’re simple. Simple and quick.


If you’re a knitter who’s not exactly comfortable with a crochet hook, rest easy. This tutorial includes clear detail photos of each step, plus links to basic crochet skills if you need a little more help. Head over to The Holodeck to see the full how-to!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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