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Bubble Stitch Knitting Pattern

Today we are knitting up the pretty, cozy Bubble Stitch Pattern. This texture is three dimensional is totally addictive to knit up!

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.
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Pattern Construction

  • Bottom-Up: This stitch is created from the bottom up.
  • Texture Design: Since we’re cinching up our stitches, this pattern is a lot like a loose bobble stitch. It is gathered and textured with the Knit 4 Below technique.
  • Stitch Repeats: The texture is created with simple repeat of 12 rows.
  • Colorwork: Knit up in just one color, two yarn colors, or as many as you’d like.
  • Not Reversible: This is not a reversible pattern, because the pattern is visible only on the right side of your work.

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Knitting Techniques

Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project.

While you review the pattern below, you will see that it includes Knit 4 Below. My video tutorial below 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 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• K4B = Knit 4 Below
Change Yarn Colors
Bind Off

Bubble Stitch Blanket knitted with pink and white yarn colors on a couch.

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Bubble Stitch Project Ideas

You can create this texture into a wide variety of creative fashion projects like scarves, hats, blankets, and pillows.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

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

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 stitches

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): Purl All
  2. Row 2 (Right 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.

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IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 3 stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2: 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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I hope you are inspired to knit up this Bubble Stitch Pattern. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s really fun once you get the hang of those twelve simple rows.

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