The Bobbles and Ladder Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #81

Stitch Description

The Bobble and Ladder Stitch creates a beautiful open pattern with a playful addition of bobbles. It would be great for scarves, shawls and bags!

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Materials Used

Imperial Yarn Tracie Too

Tracie Too is a worsted spun version of Imperial’s popular woolen spun Tracie Yarn. With a very soft hand it knits up in a lovely lofty fabric. At 395 yards per skein, this yarn is a great choice for single skein shawl and sock projects. Available in eight rich colors as well as Natural.

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Bobble: (yo, pick up a loop in st, yo, draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook.

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 3

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 3

  • Prep: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, skip next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, skip next ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in each of the last 2ch, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 3, (counts as dc), skip first dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 3, 1 dc in next dc ** (first dc of 3-dc group), bobble in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last repeat at **, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 2, 1 sc in next 3-ch space, ch 2, 1dc in next dc ** 1dc in top of bobble, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at ** 1 dc in top of the turn ch.
  • Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Bobble and Ladder Stitch Right Side

Example of the Bobble and Ladder Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Bobble and Ladder Stitch Wrong SIde

Example of the Bobble and Ladder Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)

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