Learn How To Crochet Polka Dots In Contrasting Colors
The polka dots (bobbles) in contrasting colors is one of the most beautiful and versatile crochet patterns around.
The multicolored polka dot crochet pattern is made of bobble stitches that are spaced around the pattern by double crochet stitches.
You can use this pattern and place the bobbles strategically to spell words or form shapes such as hearts, stars etc, making it perfect for baby blankets, afghans, scarves and garments.
In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to crochet the polka dots in contrasting colors pattern with detailed photos and explanation and a video for those who find it easier to learn by watching how is it done.
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About The Polka Dots Pattern
The pattern looks great using multiple color changes or only one color just like I did in the 2in1 Woodland Deer Baby Blanket.
How To Use This Stitch
- baby blankets and afghans
- potholders & kitchen towels
- shawls and scarves
- hats and gloves
Supplies I Used
- Marriner Yarns in dark brown, yellow, cream and orange
- 9mm crochet hook
Written in US term
Most basic stitches below have a video that shows you how to crochet them. Follow the blue link next to them for each individual video.
Bobble Stitch (bo)
Yo, insert hook into chain, yo and pull through a loop (you have 3 loops on your hook), yo and pull through 2 loops (you have 2 loops on your hook).
Repeat this step 4 more times in the same chain ( you will have 6 loops on your hook), yo and pull through all 6 loops.
Polka Dots In Contrasting Colors – Video Tutorial
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Polka Dots In Contrasting Colors – Written Tutorial
Ch3 at the beginning of each row counts as a dc.
To begin, chain 25 or any multiples of 8 + 1 chains.
Row 1: dc in 4th chain and across, turn.
Row 2: bring the cream yarn along (lay it along the row of chains and crochet with dark brown over it), ch3, 2dc.
Change colors to cream, bo, on the final step of completing the bobble, change to dark brown, yo and pull through all 6 loops on hook to complete the bobble.
Continue with dark brown and make 7dc bringing the cream along to the next bobble.
*Change to cream, bo, change back to dark brown on the last step of the bobble, 7dc bringing the cream yarn along*, if your chain is longer than 25, then repeat ** until you have 4 stitches left. Change colors to cream, bo, change back to dark brown on the last step and make 3dc, turn and cut the cream yarn leaving a tail.
Row 3: continue with dark brown, ch3, dc in the next stitch and each stitch across, turn
Row 4: bring the yellow yarn along by crocheting with dark brown over it, ch3, 6dc.
*Change to yellow, bo, change back to dark brown on the last step of making the bobble, 7dc, bringing the yellow yarn over*, if your chain us longer than 25, repeat ** until the end of your row, turn and cut the yellow yarn leaving a tail.
Row 5: ch3, dc in the following stitch and each stitch across.
Repeat rows 2 – 5, using any color you like for the bobbles, until you have the desired length.
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