50 Fabulous Crochet Bobbles, Popcorns and Puffs Review and Free Pattern!

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I love texture in crochet projects!

If you are searching for some stitches to help you add texture to your next crochet design, this book provides 50 examples to inspire you!

50 Fabulous Crochet Bobbles, Popcorns and Puffs

Title: 50 Fabulous Crochet Bobbles, Popcorns and Puffs

Author: Jean Leinhauser

Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc.

ISBN: eBook9781464711305

ISBN: Print Version: 9781609003913


Image Credit: Leisure Arts, Inc
Image Credit: Leisure Arts, Inc

Each stitch provided in this book includes the  ‘chain multiple’ instructions at the very beginning to allow you to customize the stitch to any size project using any type of yarn.

Following the ‘chain multiple’ instructions is the ‘Stitch Guide‘ which provides you with any special stitches used in the current design. You do not need to go flipping through the pages to find how to do the ‘special’ stitches – everything you need is on the same page. This is very handy – especially if you are using an eBook version of this book!

The instructions are written clearly and are easy to follow.


My favourite stitches in this book are:

Popcorn Pizzazz (14)
Popcorns Aplenty (15)
Sweet Puffs (16)
Puff Drops (25)
Floral Circles (41)
Romantic Fans (45)

You can purchase this book from Leisure Arts, Inc in two formats. Print Version and eBook Version


Image Credit: Leisure Arts, Inc
Image Credit: Leisure Arts, Inc

I chose to use the following stitch to create this free crochet pattern for you to try 🙂

Stitch: Mini Bobbles

Page: 28

clean those dishes dishcloth

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn)
Hook: 5.00 mm(H)
Gauge: 9-pattern stitches is approximately 5″
Abbreviations: ch – chain, sl st – slip stitch, hdc – half double crochet, R – row

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Note: Crochet all slip stitches loosely. 

R1: Ch-33

R2: sl st in the 3rd chain from the hook (the 2 skipped chains count as the 1st hdc of the row), *hdc in the next ch, sl st in the next ch* repeat from * to * across, ch-2, turn

Note: the ch-2 at the end of each row counts as the 1st hdc of the next row

R3: skip the 1st sl st, *sl st in the next hdc, hdc in the next sl st* repeat from * to * across; finishing with a sl st in the skipped 2-chains (i.e. the first hdc) from the previous row, ch-2, turn

R4: skip the 1st sl st, *sl st in the next hdc, hdc in the next sl st* repeat from * to * across; finishing with a sl st in the final ch-2 (i.e. the first hdc – see the Note above in blue) , ch-2, turn

R5-R38: repeat R3 (finished length is approximately 9″)


R1: ch-1, turn, sl st in each st across, finish off and weave in ends

wash those dishes dishcloth



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  1. Hi Helen! Thank you 🙂 I apologize for the delay in my response. I only did the top row as a slip stitch row. To make it match the bottom a bit better. If you prefer though you could edge the entire square with a slip stitch round – just be sure to do so loosely or else it will cause the sides to buckle a bit. You are very welcome for the patterns and I wish you and your Family a Lovely Christmas too! All the best, Rhondda

  2. Hi!
    Love your site – such beautiful patterns. I am trying one of your dishcloth patterns but not sure on the finishing row. You state to ch-1, turn, sls t in each st. across, finish off & weae in ends. ” – I am not sure if you mean just acorss the one row or all around the washcloth (4 sides). Many tks. I have done one side but waiting to hear from you wwhether I do other 3 sides as well. My neighbour wanted one for Christmas so this is what I chose to to this (this pattern with great texture). Tk u again for sharing your talent & patterns with the rest of us. Merry Christmas to you & yr family.

  3. I love making dishcloths to give away for Christmas presents. This one will be added to my to do list for that project.

  4. Hi Maureen 🙂 Yes this stitch would be lovely as an Afghan 🙂 I am very happy you found my site and you like the posts I have shared! Welcome to Oombawka Design 🙂 have a lovely week,

  5. I just found your site from a site referral and am excited to try your ideas and patterns. Thank you for the free pattern as I am unable to buy my patterns, and crocheting is my lifesaver. Would this dish cloth pattern work for an afghan?

  6. Hi Kayla, You use both loops unless otherwise specified 🙂 This is the standard for crochet patterns – if not specified in a pattern you always use both loops. Hope this helps 🙂 Rhondda

  7. The only thing you left out of the pattern is wether you stitch in the back loop, both loops, or front?

  8. Do you have a printable version of the pattern? I find it too difficult to work from the screen. Many thanks.

  9. I have made two of these just love them. Thank you Rhondda!