Free Crochet Bobble Stitch Washcloth Pattern

A quick and easy washcloth pattern that uses the bobble stitch.

The bobble stitch combines the technique of the cluster stitch and shell technique. Shells are usually made using double crochet stitches and are formed by working several stitches into the same stitch (or space). Clusters are formed by working several stitches into different stitches then joining the tops into one stitch. The bobble stitch combines these techniques by working double crochet stitches up to the yarn over into the same stitch, then joining the tops into a single top.

In this pattern you will be creating a bobble stitch by crocheting 3 double crochets up to the yarn over into a chain 1 space then combining them into one stitch at the top.

Creating the Bobble Stitch for this Pattern

Create a foundation chain with an even number of stitches. Begin in the second ch from your hook.

My sample pictures are shown with an initial row of sc stitches into every other chain of the foundation chain.

1. Yarn over hook, insert into ch1 stitch (or space).

2. Grab working yarn and pull through. You will have 3 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over hook and pull through 2 of the loops.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 into the same space 3 times so that you have 4 loops left on your hook, yarn over and pull through all the loops on hook, ch1.


bobble = 3 double crochet bobble stitch       ch = chain      dc = double crochet

sc = single crochet         sl st = slip stitch       st(s) = stitch(es)  


Make a foundation chain of 32.

Row 1: sc into the 2nd ch from hook, *ch1, skip next ch, work 1 sc into the next ch, repeat from * to end. Ch3 and turn work.

The chain 3 counts as first double crochet in this pattern.

Row 2: 1 bobble into the ch1 space (the space between each sc) until last space. In the last space do a partial bobble, everything except the ch1 at the top. Dc into the last stitch (top of the ch 2 from row 1). You will end with 15 bobbles and a double crochet stitch at the end. Ch2 then turn work.

Row 3: sc into the next space, *ch1, sc into the ch1 space. Repeat from * to end. Last sc will go into the top of the stitch at the end of the row. Ch3 and turn work.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until work measures 8” or desired length. For me I repeated 8 more times for a total of 9.

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to weave in ends.

For a photo tutorial of this pattern along with variations for larger and smaller washcloths, visit my Etsy shop

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These washcloths look great wrapped in on of my printables, you can check this one out in my Etsy Shop, just click on the image below.

~Happy Making

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  5. Janelle says:

    Why is it no matter how many times I try I come up with 15 bobbles across? Should the chain be more than 32 or what am I missing?ne with 15 bobbles and it’s still beautiful but I want to figure out what I’m doing wrong! Thank you

    • Savla says:

      You aren’t doing anything wrong, that is a typo, there should only be 15 bobbles. Thanks for catching that I will fix it in the pattern now.

    • Savla says:

      I am not exactly certain how many grams. The ball of yarn that I used was 85g and I was able to make one washcloth using one ball, with just a little yarn leftover.

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