Free Pattern: Bobbles to the Rescue
Our Super Scrubby Dish cloth pattern has been one of our most viewed patterns. I can't blame you. It's free, easy to work up, a fun stitch pattern and is an amazing dish cloth.
We've been asked many times if we'd make it into a pot holder, so we finally decided to write up the pattern! Yes, you can use it in the kitchen as a hot pad or pot holder but we have another amazing use.
Who here does your crocheting or knitting in bed? On the couch? I (Katie) do and I am constantly loosing my hooks, needles and scissors. My husband isn't too happy when they are on his side of the bed. This little maker tool pad helps hold everything safely in place without having to worry about a needle going missing or scissors getting caught up in sheets. Do you make amigurimi? These bobbles would make a great pin cushion!
Skill Level: Easy
Materials needed:2 skeins Sugar N’ Cream (choose from any option: Solid, Ombre, Stripe)
For my example:
US H/5 mm crochet hook
Size: 8" x 8"
- Crochet tightly in order to make your bobbles pop.
- Chain 1 at end of row does not count as a stitch.
- If you do not want a loop to hang your pad, skip the 6 chain stitches in row 25.
Stitches and abbreviations used in this pattern:
• Ch = Chain: insert hook, yarn over, pull through loop on hook
• Sc = Single Crochet: insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook
• Bobble = Yarn over, insert through stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (leaving 2 loops on the hook). In the same stitch, yarn over, insert through stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops (leaving 3 loops on the hook). In the same stitch, yarn over, insert through stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops (leaving 4 loops on the hook). Yarn over, pull through all four loops on hook.
Written Pattern (English/US terms):
To start: Ch 28
Row 2: In 2nd chain from hook, Sc across in the back ridge. Ch 1, turn (27). Please see our video here, for a tutorial.
Row 3: Sc in first stitch, bobble in next, Sc. *bobble, Sc, repeat across from *. Ch 1, turn (27 stitches, 13 bobbles)
Note: All the bobbles will be on the same side of the work.
Row 4: Sc across, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5-12: Repeat rows 3 & 4, 5 times (should be 5 bobble rows). Prior to completing your turn chain, switch to color B using a magic knot to secure the strands.
Rows 13-24 Repeat Rows 3 & 4, 6 times.
Row 25: Repeat row 3. Chain 6 at end of row (if you would like a loop).
Row 26: Sc into across and continue around the border of the other 3 sides. When you arrive at the loop, Sc around the loop (about 9 stitches) sc into beginning of next st, then fasten off and weave in the ends.
Throw it in the wash and dryer and it is as good as new.