Bobbllions in the Air

May 15, 2010

After I settled in to my window seat on the first leg of my flight to the home office, I pulled out my daughter's version of the Ocean Pearls Cardigan, which we're working on over the in Crochet-Along. After I'd done a row or so, a voice next to me said, "I"m trying to figure out what you're doing there. I know the double crochet, but what's that other thing?" That other thing was the bobbllion, as Susan Gartzke has dubbed it. I showed how to do it, to murmurs and ahs. Then we all went about our airplane-seat business.

After a little while, I said, "Would you like to do that bobble yourself?"

"Sure!"

So I handed over the sweater.

And here is Rob McAlister getting it done. Rob's grandmother taught him to crochet when he was 9 or so, he said. "It was something to do when it was too hot, you know?"

And he sure can do it. Look:

That hook is a blur as he whizzes through the double crochets. Then he slows a bit to start the bobbllion:

He gets it. But it's tricky at first, as you know if you're crocheting this sweater. And this is what happens to that first bobbllion:

Can you hear that little frog: Rip-it

But Rob, who recently taught his 12-year-old daughter Abigail how to crochet, is no quitter. After a few more yarn-overs, he is there:

And the bobbllion is complete. It and Rob's several double crochets are now a part of the sweater. And he can go home and teach Abby how to do it. Love how that all happens.

Hope your crochet is flying along!

Best,

Marcy


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kcpklahn wrote
on May 16, 2010 12:42 PM

What a fun experience, Marcy.  Thanks for sharing your teaching opportunity.

I like the renamed stitch, too!

Kim, a crochet-along follower

Cyn2you wrote
on May 18, 2010 9:31 AM

That is one of the fun reasons why i take my crochet with me...it always starts up wonderful conversations.  Especially if I am doing something that the other person is not familar with, and then I end up showing them, which can lead to a lesson, if there is time.  Little kids are the best, but so are adults!

I would love to learn this stitch.  Is there a video on this stitch that I could watch and follow along....as that is the best way I learn.

Cyn2you

Cyn2you wrote
on May 18, 2010 9:31 AM

That is one of the fun reasons why i take my crochet with me...it always starts up wonderful conversations.  Especially if I am doing something that the other person is not familar with, and then I end up showing them, which can lead to a lesson, if there is time.  Little kids are the best, but so are adults!

I would love to learn this stitch.  Is there a video on this stitch that I could watch and follow along....as that is the best way I learn.

Cyn2you