The mini bobble stitch (picot single crochet) is a textured stitch that is perfect for crochet dishcloths and washcloths. This post contains both written and video tutorials.


Mini Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial


This easy stitch is a combination of a single crochet and multiple chains. If you’re looking for a nicely textured stitch with that ‘scrubby’ factor then this is just what you’re looking for.

Additionally, this also makes a great border row to add a little extra detail to your crochet projects. I used this stitch on my mini bobble wine glass cozy and love how it turned out. You can find that pattern HERE.

Mini Bobble Wine Glass Cozy Pattern

Video Tutorial for the Mini Bobble Stitch:


  • your favorite yarn and hook combination


  • intermediate beginner


  • each ‘mini bobble row’ will begin and end with a single crochet
  • there will be a row of just single crochet in between each mini bobble row
  • be sure to start your starting chain with an even number


  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sc = single crochet

Instructions for the Mini Bobble Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: To start your practice swatch, ch 22. Then, make one sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn – ch 1 does not count as a st. (21 sc)

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 2: Make one sc in the first st.

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 3: Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop.

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 4: Yo and pull through just the first loop on your hook. Repeat this step twice more for a total of three times. (You will have 2 loops left on your hook each time you complete this step.)

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 5: You will now have 3 ch beneath your hook with 2 loops remaining on your hook.

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 6: Yo one final time and this time you will pull through both loops on your hook to complete the stitch.

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 7: Make one sc in the next st. This will make the mini bobble ‘pop out’ on the right side of your work.

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 8: Now when you look at the right side, you will see your newly made mini bobble!

Mini bobble stitch crochet tutorial

Step 9: Continue to repeat alternating one mini bobble and one sc all the way across ending with a sc in the last st. To continue your practice swatch, repeat the first and second rows – one sc row, one mini bobble row until your practice swatch is the desired size!

Mini Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial

So what did you think? Pretty easy, huh?

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I love seeing all your makes ❤️

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