Puffball Knitting Pattern a striking bobble knit stitch

The puffball knitting pattern is an easy knit stitch that do not required a lot of knitting experience.

The stitch is modern and often knitted in bulky yarn, especially the sleeves of an oversized sweater.

This is a statement knitting stitch.

Whatever you use the pattern for, enjoy knitting it!

Puffball Knitting Pattern available on easyonthetongue.com  Puffball Knitting Pattern a striking bobble knit stitch

puffball knitting pattern


Puffball knitting pattern is:

  •  is a bobble stitch pattern;
  • the bobbles are created by creating a cluster of stitches by knitting it seperately a couple of rows;
  • thus raising the surface of your knitting project.


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materials needed:

  • Any Yarn of your choice
  • The sample was knit using Charity (DK) yarn/Light worsted yarn
  • Knitting Needles according to the thickness of your yarn (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
  • The Pattern

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knitting techniques used:

  • Casting on stitches
  • How to make a knit stitch
  • How to purl
  • Casting off stitches

size / dimensions (approximate):

5" wide (13cm) x 5" long (13cm)

skill level:

The pattern is easy enough for a beginner knitter with some knitting experience.


k     - knit

p     - purl

rep - repeat

st   - stitch

sts  - stitches

ws  - wrong side

knitting pattern instructions

puffball stitch PATTERN

Use multiples of 10 sts + 2

The wrong side of your knitting, will form your front side.

I knit the sample using 32 sts over 48 rows.

Knit as follows:-

Row 1(ws) -  purl

2nd Row  -  knit

3nd Row  - purl

4th Row  -  k1, *(k5, turn, purl 5) x 3 = 6 rows in stocking stitch on these 5 sts, k10; rep from *to end, k1

5th Row   - purl

6th Row   - knit

7th Row   - purl

8th Row   - k6, *(k5, turn, purl 5) x 3 = 6 rows in stocking stitch on these 5 sts, k10; rep from *to last 6sts, k6

Repeat these 8 rows until your work is the desired length. 

Cast off and weave in ends.


to wrap it up:

The puffball knitting pattern will add texture to your knitting project and is definitely a eye-catcher!

Happy knitting!

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