Puffball Knitting Pattern a striking bobble knit stitch

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

The stitch is modern and often knitted in bulky yarn, especially on 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


The puffball knitting pattern is:

  •  is a bobble stitch pattern;
  • the bobbles are created by creating a cluster of stitches by knitting it separately in 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


knitting techniques used:

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


size/dimensions (approximate):

4.6″ wide (11.684cm) x 4″ long (approximately 10cm)

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 enhance the texture of your knitting project and is guaranteed to catch everyone’s eye!

Using this stitch is an easy way to turn a plain pattern into something very extraordinary.

​Happy knitting!


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