How to Crochet the Arcade Stitch With Bobbles Tutorial

Blossom Lady
Jun 21, 2024 02:02 PM
How to Crochet the Arcade Stitch With Bobbles Tutorial

Ever wondered how to add beautiful bobbles to your crochet arcade stitches? I have made a detailed tutorial on how to make the crochet arcade stitch with bobbles.

This is a beautiful stitch that can be used in making a baby blanket, triangular crochet shawl, rectangular crochet shawl, sweaters, crochet tops, and so on.

Learn how to crochet the arcade stitch with bobbles with this tutorial.

Supplies

  • Yarn –  any weight of yarn can be used. For this tutorial, I have used Lion Brand Superwash Merino, DK, Lightweight, #3 (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 306 yards/280 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball). Sample made using 2 colors – Brown (A), Peach (B), Estimated Yardage: Color A – 40 yards, Color B – 20 yards
  • Hook and other Materials
  • US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook.
  • Stitch Markers – 2 pcs

Abbreviations

  • ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together
  • tr – Treble crochet
  • sk – Skip
  • rep – Repeat

Special Stitch

Bobbles = 7trtog – *Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into indicated st, yarn over, draw yarn through, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, (yarn over, draw yarn through another 2 loops) repeat from * 6 more times, “you should have 8 loops around your hook”, yarn over, pull through all the loops at once.

Instructions

With A, Chain in multiples of 9 + 1

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of the chain across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (do not count as a stitch here and throughout), sc in first st, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 4 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, rep from * until the last 6 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, skip next 4 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *11 dc in ch 5 sp, skip next st, sc in ch 3 sp, skip next st, rep from * to last ch 5 sp, 11 dc in ch 5 sp, skip next st and ch 1 sp, sc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as dc + ch 3), skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, *ch 5, skip next 7 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, rep from * until the last 4 sts, skip the last 3 sts, ch 3, dc in last st, turn.

  • Place stitch marker to secure the stitches and drop A
  • Next Row is crocheted into Row 3 not Row 4
  • Use Color B for the next row.
  • Join B with a sl st to the same stitch where you had your last dc from Row 4.
  • Make sure to have the stitches from Row 4 pulled backwards, with the bobbles on the right side (towards you) with all Ch 3’s behind the bobbles.
  • Bobble refers to 7-tr bobble, refer to the special stitch for explanation.
  • Note that the bobble is crocheted into the center st of 11 dc (shell from 2 Rows below). 

Row 5: With B, ch 1, sc in the same stitch (as where you joined your yarn) ch 4, skip next 3 sts, with the ch 3 from a Row below pulled backward, 1 bobble in next st (from 2 rows below), *ch 9, skip next 11 sts, with the ch 3 from a Row below pulled backward, 1 bobble in next st (from 2 rows below), rep from * to the last 6 sts, ch 4, skip next 5 sts, sc in last st.

  • Drop color B and secure with a stitch marker.
  • Do not turn, with A, you would be crocheting towards the dropped B.
  • The next row is worked over both Row 4 and 5.
  • Each shell (11 dc) and (5 dc) should be crocheted over the chain spaces from the last 2 rows (ch made in A and B).
  • Each sc is crocheted behind the bobble into ch 3 sp.
  • Pick up A.

Row 6: With A, ch 3 (do not count as a stitch, here and throughout), 4 dc over both ch 4 from row 5 and ch 3 from row 4, *sc in ch 3 sp (from Row 4), 11 dc over both (ch 5 from row 4 and ch 9 from row 5), rep from * to last ch 3 sp, sc in ch 3 sp, 7 dc in last ch sps, turn.

Row 7: With A, ch 3, skip first 3 sts, sc in next st, *ch 5, skip next 7 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, rep from * until the last 8 sts, ch 5, skip next 7 sts, sc in next st.

  • Secure A with a stitch marker, drop A.
  • Do not turn, the next row is crocheted from the wrong side.
  • Next Row is crocheted into Row 6 not Row 7.
  • You are crocheting from the wrong side, as such all bobbles should be on the right side.
  • Use Color B, crocheting towards A

Row 8: With B, ch 4, pull ch 3 from row 7 forward towards you, sc in first st (from Row 6), skip next st, 1 bobble in next st *ch 9, skip next 11 sts, rep from * to end, ch 9, dc in last st (from Row 7), turn.

  • Secure B with a stitch marker.
  • Pick up A
  • Row 9 is worked over both Row 8 and 7.

Row 9: With A, ch 3, *11 dc over ch 9 sp from row 7 and ch 5 sp from row 8, with the bobble pulled towards you, sc in ch 3 sp from row 7, rep from * to end, turn.

Rep Row 4 to 9 until you reach the desired length.

How to Crochet the Arcade Stitch With Bobbles Tutorial
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