Bold and Beautiful: The Artistry of Zig Zag Bobble Stitch Crochet (Free Pattern)

Bold and Beautiful: The Artistry of Zig Zag Bobble Stitch Crochet (Free Pattern)
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Welcome to the first segment of our crochet along journey, where we dive into the bold and beautiful world of the Bobble Stitch Crochet to create zig zags!

This striking pattern is the epitome of elegance, showcasing the artistry that can be achieved with just two stitches: the bobble stitch and the single crochet. As we embark on this adventure, we’ll explore how the rhythmic combination of these stitches creates a mesmerizing texture that adds depth and character to our blanket.

Each bobble, adds dimension and intrigue to the design, while the single crochet stitches serve as the perfect backdrop, allowing the bobbles to shine.

Despite its simplicity, this pattern packs a powerful visual punch, proving that sometimes, less truly is more.

I am really surprised by how much I love this section!

Check out the roundup post for the other sections as they become available and how this event works.

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Inspiration behind the design and the Adventure Blanket CAL

More and more over recent months I have been drawn to the bobble stitch. And I have been finding myself using it to create visual impact in my designs. So you know there is more coming!

I am really quite taken with how the front of the bobble stitch has all of the texture yet the back of the project is almost flat. This makes it a super practical stitch for blankets and bags etc.

Do you love a bobble stitch too?

It is a clean, crisp and bold design that I am really pleased with. I love how this golden colour has made the strip feel warm and welcoming too.

Construction of the design

This blanket strip is made in rows. It has been designed to start with a right side and end with a wrong side row (as are all of the blanket sections in this CAL).

I have both right and left handed video tutorials linked below for you. In them we work the whole section together.

I have some other designs that use this stitch combinations.

Check out the relaxed bobbles strip from another CAL (but note that the stitch count for that one was different so you cannot add it to this CAL as written).

I also have the Women’s Funky Bobbles Scarf in four sizes which is really rather fabulous. There is also a child’s version.

The Yarn

For my Zig Zag Strip I used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted yarn. This one was in colour Golden. I needed 2 skeins as it required 310 yards with my gauge and tension.

This yarn has 218 yards (200 meters) per 100g skein and is 50% merino wool and 50% acrylic. It is beautiful to work with and feels so much softer once you have worked it up. For me the colours in this yarn are just perfect.

And you can machine wash it at 30 degrees – a must in my house with kids and pets LOL.

Get the PDF e-book!

I have no intention of selling this section individually. So you will not find it for sale in any of my shops as a stand alone pattern. However, you can purchase the ad-free PDF e-book for all 20 (+5 bonuses) of the sections featured in the Adventure Blanket CAL by clicking the button below:

Included in the e-book are:

  • all 20 sections featured in the free CAL
  • 5 BONUS sections – giving you 25 sections in total and over 33,000 possible blanket combinations!
  • Divider section instructions
  • Border instructions
  • a document with a list of all of the video links for each section should you need it (all videos will be included by 20th May 2024).

During the free crochet along the ebook will be $12.99 but the price will increase to $15.99 once the CAL ends.

The Free Zig Zag Blanket section pattern specifics:

Materials:

Any 4 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 310 yards of Sirdar Country Classic worsted.
5mm hook
Scissors
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row.

Gauge:

Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine! You just have to be happy with how it looks.
** For the CAL you just need to have a consistent tension and your blanket sections should work out fine! I found that blocking was completely unnecessary with my blanket.

Sizing:

Approximately 48” wide by 4.5” tall unblocked.

Abbreviations used:

Ch(s)–chain(s)
St(s)–stitch(es)
rep–repeat
BS – Bobble stitch
sc–single crochet
ss–slip stitch
Fsc – Foundation single crochet
*to* – repeat between the * and *
FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Special Stitches:

The Bobble Stitch – *Wrap yarn around hook, insert hook into next st, wrap yarn around hook and pull through, wrap yarn around hook and pull through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * 4 more times, wrap yarn around hook and pull through remaining 6 loops on hook

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
Ch1 start does not count as a st unless stated otherwise.
To amend the length of your strip adjust your starting row by multiples of 28 stitches.
You start this strip on the right side, and end with the wrong side facing you.
The odd numbered rows are the right side of the work.
Bobble stitches are worked on the wrong side rows.

Video tutorials:

I have both right handed and left handed video tutorials to talk you through the whole pattern for this section.

The Pattern:

** This is a free pattern on the SunflowerCottageCrochet.com blog. If you are reading this anywhere else it is stolen content. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

Row 1 (if you are starting a new project):  Ch 201 and sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (200) OR  Fsc 200 (200)

Row 1 (As a blanket strip not being used as the first strip): Ch1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across (200)

Row 2: CH1, turn, sc in first st, *BS in next st, sc in next 27 sts.* Rep from * to * until you have 3 sts left, BS in next st, sc in last 2 sts. (8 BS, 192 sc)

Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first st and each st across. (200 sc)

Row 4: Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, BS in next st, *sc in next 23 sts, BS in next st**, sc in next 3 sts BS in next st*. Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. Sc in last 4 sts. (14 BS, 186 sc)

Row 5: Rep row 3.

Row 6: Ch1, turn, sc in first st, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, *sc in next 19 sts, BS in next st,  sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st,** sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 2 sts. (22 BS, 178 sc)

Row 7: Rep row 3.

Row 8: Ch1, turn, sc in first 3 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, SC in next 15 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st,** sc in next 3 sts.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 4 sts. (28 BS, 172 sc)

Row 9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Ch1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 11 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st ** sc in next 7 sts*. Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 6 sts. (28 BS, 172 sc)

Row 11: Rep row 3.

Row 12: Ch1, turn, sc in first 7 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 7 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st **, sc in next 11 sts.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 8 sts. (28 BS, 172 sc)

Row 13: Rep row 3.

Row 14: Ch1, turn, sc in first 9 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st,** sc in next 15 sts. * Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 10 sts. (28 BS, 172 sc)

Row 15: Rep row 3.

Row 16: Ch1, turn, sc in first 11 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st**, sc in next 19 sts.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 12 sts. (21 BS,179 SC)

Row 17: Rep row 3.

Row 18: Ch1, turn, sc in first 13 sts, *BS in next st, sc in next 3 sts, BS in next st,** sc in next 23 sts.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 14 sts. (14 BS, 186 SC)

Row 19: Rep row 3.

Row 20: Ch1, turn, sc in first 15 sts, *BS in next st,** sc in next 27 sts.* Rep from * to * but on the final rep end at **. SC in last 16 sts. (7 BS, 193 SC)

FO and weave in ends.



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