Like most crocheters and knitters, I too was taught by my Grammie how to knit and Tunisian crochet when I was 11. She hoped that I would become an avid knitter, but I found crocheting much easier and ...
Like most crocheters and knitters, I too was taught by my Grammie how to knit and Tunisian crochet when I was 11. She hoped that I would become an avid knitter, but I found crocheting much easier and faster. Since she only taught me the “afghan stitch,” I made one really long scarf from it. There it sat for countless years, until after I became a mother and Army wife.
We were welcoming our 2nd niece into the world in 2010, when I decided that I wanted to give her a special gift that you couldn’t buy in the store. I wanted to make her a keepsake, but what? So I found myself in the yarn section of Michael’s, and I picked up some soft white baby yarn, and a plastic pack of crochet hooks. Went on home and started searching YouTube for crochet tutorials, since I only knew one stitch, and how to work in rows, and I wanted to make a newborn hat for that new bundle of joy.
So I came across some amazing tutorials by The Crochet Geek, The Art of Crochet by Teresa - if you haven’t seen her videos yet, you should check them out; they’re very easy to follow and she explains everything wonderfully! Anyways I saw her Star Flower Hat in a shell stitch, and thought that was perfect! I didn’t realize it was practically an intermediate pattern when working it, but she made it so easy to follow along. After watching the video a few times, I had my first hat done and I was hooked!
So I started teaching myself more stitches through YouTube tutorials and written tutorials online. Then I taught myself how to read patterns and charts. My daughter kept requesting things like, a pink triceratops hat, and a fancy owl hat; so before I knew it, I was designing my own patterns.
Then once my friends started seeing my work for my daughter the, “hey, could you make ___?” started to roll in, and Looping with Love was born. Since then I have done Tons of custom items, ranging from photo props and baby sets to amigurumi and character hats. Not until recently have I decided to have my patterns tested, and then released to the crochet world to enjoy! Hopefully in the near future I’ll have all my patterns available on Ravelry :-)
This pattern was inspired by Tanya Naser's Child/Teen Bobble Beanie size. Myself, along with other designers, worked on different sizes for the same pattern design. This herringbone bobble works up very nicely, and fuller than a regular bobble. If you've never done bobbles before, then don't worry - instructions are included in the pattern! If you'd like to complete this pattern in other sizes as well, then the last page of this pattern has links to the other designer's patterns for sizes infant-teen. Enjoy!
3 sc = 1"; 3 pattern rows (SC, BOBBLE, SC)= 1.5"
2.5 ounces of Worsted weight