The whole Bobble Stitch clothing scene has already taken off.
The ‘Milk & Honey’ Bobble Cardigan was spotted in Myer discounted to $65!!! Longline, cream cardigan with wooden buttons. Personally I think the grey Bobble Bomber is way ahead of the game!
The Bobble Bomber is complete. This prototype is great for a first time original adult pattern (me thinks)!!! I made a few adjustments after wearing it once. I crocheted in some ‘stay stitches’ in the form of a crocheted chain between shoulders as I noticed the soft acrylic stretched very quickly.
The basic construction is a one piece vest with two shaped arms. The collar is worked at the neck edge once assembled and before placing the chunky zip.
I am currently working on my second garment making adjustments and developing a written pattern. I will be posting it as a ‘Crochet Along’ if you want to give it a try.
To get prepared you will need 6 balls 100g Marvel Soft 8ply available from Spotlight in Australia – or similar. I use a 4.5mm crochet hook to create a good level of ease.
The Bobble Stitch created a really thick heavy fabric for this garment and so the Bomber Jacket is lovely and warm. I have just worn it traveling around Tasmania in temperatures between 3-14 degrees with just a woolen thermal sweater underneath!
Join me in creating your own over the next few weeks.
Last winter I crocheted the Loop Stitch Jacket, pictured in an earlier post and also below.
I made it up as I went along (sorry pattern seekers)! To my surprise there are Loop Stitch Jackets turning up everywhere! Temt (a low priced fashion store in Australia) has them for $40 in black and cream!!!
I have never followed the fashion trends and now it turns out I lead them!!!!! That’s my take anyway!
So this winter is calling for more crochet goodness and I am experimenting with the bobble stitch. I am going to create a ‘Bobble Stitch Bomber Jacket’ with chunky zip.
Here’s a sneak peek at the beginnings… In grey acrylic.
I’ll keep you all updated!