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Bubble Stitch Knitting Pattern

Today we are knitting up the pretty, cozy Bubble Stitch Pattern. You can create this texture into a wide variety of creative fashion projects like scarves, cowls, hats, and shawls.

This Bubble Knit Stitch Pattern is three dimensional, has a lot of texture, and is totally addictive to knit up!

Since we’re cinching up our stitches, this pattern is a lot like a loose bobble stitch. Other names given for this knit stitch pattern are the Bubble Wrap Stitch, Air Bobble Stitch, 3D Bubbles Stitch, Dimple Stitch, and Chickadee Bubble Stitch.

Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, and written pattern instructions both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles.

Knitted Bubble Stitch Textures in purple, pink, and white yarn colors.

MATERIALS to Knit the Bubble Stitch Pattern

My samples were created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weighted yarns. Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.

• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color(s) of your choice
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle


PROJECT IDEA: BUBBLE BEANIE HAT

Bubble Beanie Hat by Kristen McDonnell (that’s me!) This Bubble Beanie Hat knitting pattern is my new favorite fashion accessory.

This hat pattern is perfect if you are in love with the bubble stitch pattern and are comfortable knitting on circular needles. Finished Size: Adult 21 – 23″ circumference. Get Bubble Beanie Hat Knitting Pattern here on Studio Knit.

Knitted Bubble Beanie Hat in shades of blue yarn color with pom pom.

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Bubble Stitch Pattern

This is a great knitting pattern to knit up in just one color, two yarn colors, or as many as you’d like! This bubbly knitting pattern, with a simple repeat of 12 rows, it is super easy to memorize.

While you review the pattern below, you will see that it includes the Knitting Technique Knit 4 Below. My video tutorial totally breaks it down. As a result, you’ll see that this knit stitch technique K4B is pretty fun, a little risky, and oh-so-satisfying.

Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method
Knit Stitch 
Purl Stitch
Knit 4 Below (K4B)
Change Yarn Colors
Bind Off

Bubble Knit Stitch Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Knitting Video Tutorial by Studio Knit.


BUBBLE STITCH KNITTING PATTERN
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Knitted Bubble Stitch Textures in purple, pink, and white yarn colors.

Bubble Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Bubble Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

This Bubble Knit Stitch Pattern is three dimensional, has a lot of texture, and is totally addictive to knit up!  

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 3

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Purl All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  3. Row 3: Purl All
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: Purl All - NOTE: If you wish to change yarn colors, do so before starting Row 6.
  6. Row 6: Knit 3, * Knit 4 Below, Knit 3 * (repeat pattern within asterisks)
  7. Row 7: Purl All
  8. Row 8: Knit All
  9. Row 9: Purl All
  10. Row 10: Knit All
  11. Row 11: Purl All - NOTE: If you wish to change yarn colors, do so before starting Row 12.
  12. Row 12: Knit 1, * Knit 4 Below, Knit 3 *, (repeat pattern within asterisks) until last 2 stitches then finish with K4B and K1

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 until your work is the length you desire, ending by purling after either Row 1 or Row 7, then Bind Off.

 or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 3

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: Knit All
  5. Row 5: Knit All - NOTE: If you wish to change yarn colors, do so before starting Row 6.
  6. Row 6: Knit 3, * Knit 4 Below, Knit 3 * (repeat pattern within asterisks)
  7. Row 7: Knit All
  8. Row 8: Knit All
  9. Row 9: Knit All
  10. Row 10: Knit All
  11. Row 11: Knit All - NOTE: If you wish to change yarn colors, do so before starting Row 12.
  12. Row 12: Knit 1, * Knit 4 Below, Knit 3 *, (repeat pattern within asterisks) until last 2 stitches then finish with K4B and K1

Repeat Rows 1 - 12 until your work is the length you desire, ending by purling after either Row 1 or Row 7, then Bind Off.

Notes

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

12-Row Repeat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method
Knit Stitch 
Purl Stitch
Knit 4 Below (K4B)
Change Yarn Colors
Bind Off

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KNITTING CHART

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Happy knitting to you!

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