How to Crochet the Snowball Stitch

Stitch #3 for January…the Snowball Stitch! 

how to crochet the snowball stitch—free crochet pattern
If you’re looking for a thick, textured stitch for winter, this is it! This stitch is perfect if you’re looking for something warm. It would make a great scarf or cowl!
Have you heard about my Stitch Along? Each month of 2019, I will be publishing FOUR stitch patterns! To view last week’s stitch, the Blueberry Stitch, click HERE! To view a page with a list of ALL the stitch patterns released so far, click here.
Last thing before we get started on this stitch: I also created a bundle of 4 wintery stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Snowball, plus 3 OTHER bobble stitch patterns written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE! 

How to Crochet the Snowball Stitch

All right, lets get started!

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  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+2
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of rows does NOT count as st


You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
  • H/8 Crochet Hook


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Special Stitch

Bobble: YO, insert hook into indicated st. YO, pull up loop. (YO, insert hook into same st. YO, pull up a loop) twice. YO, pull through all 7 loops on hook.


Fsc a multiple of 3+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 3, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout) sc in first 2 sts. *Bobble in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Rep from * across row.

Below you can see an up-close picture of the bobble row. 

how to crochet the snowball stitch—free crochet pattern

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Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the BL of ea sc across (see picture below).

how to crochet the snowball stitch—free crochet pattern

Row 3: Rep row 1.

Rep rows 2-3 for stitch pattern!

I did 21 rows in the swatch.

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I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!


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    1. Good question! No, if you’re using a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3. When you switch from foundation stitches to chains, you just need to add one ch to the multiple.

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