The Monochromatic Polka Dot Pattern | Crafting Happiness

April 17, 2019
The monochromatic polka dot pattern is a variation of the traditional bobble stitch pattern, it's easy to make and has a beautiful texture.



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Below you will find a detailed illustrated tutorial with step by step instruction, a basic diagram and a video for those who learn better from watching how the stitch is crocheted.

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The monochromatic polka dot pattern is beginner friendly and works up fast using only one stitch: the double crochet stitch.

The pattern has a textured side, where the bobble stitches are placed in a polka dot pattern, and a flat side, thus can be used in a variety of projects, from blankets and afghans to garments and toys.




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Supplies I Used

- Marriner Yarn super chunky (super bulky) yarn in grey 

Unfortunately MarrinerYarns ships only in the UK, so for my international customers, I can recommend a similar yarn, Red Heart Yarn , which comes is a multitude of colors and weights, just as affordable and easy to work with as Marriner Yarns.

- 10mm crochet hook


I get most of my crochet supplies from Amazon, it's fast and easy and I find everything I need in one place. 

Crochet Terms

Written in US terms

- ch – chain

yo – yarn over

- dc – double crochet

- bo - front post double crochet

- dc1 - first double crochet in the row


Special Stitches

First Double Crochet In The Row (dc1) – sc in the very first stitch, ch2 




Crocheting the first double crochet in the row with this method (opposed to the usual ch3 method) will prevent the gap that usually occurs between the first and second posts. 

The Bobble Stitch (bo) - *yo, insert hook in the stitch/chain, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops*, repeat 4 more times (6 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook.






The Monochromatic Polka Dot Pattern

The pattern is a repeat of 4 rows and requires multiples of 8 + 2 chains. 

The bobble are spaced 7 stitches apart horizontally and 1 row apart vertically.

For this tutorial, my starting chain was 26 long.

Row 1: ch26



Row 2: dc in 5th chain, 2dc, bo, *7dc, bo* x 2, 3dc, turn

For larger projects, repeat *7dc, bo* section until you have 3 chains left in the row.



Row 3: dc1, dc in each stitch, turn



Row 4: dc1, 6dc, *bo, 7dc* x 2, turn

For larger projects, repeat *bo,7dc* until the end of the row.




Row 5: dc1, dc in each stitch, turn




From this point on, repeat rows 2 to 5 until the required length is achieved.



Here is a picture of a larger project I am working on so you can see how the monochromatic polka dot pattern looks like on a larger scale.




Diagram

I have included a basic diagram to help you understand how this pattern is constructed


Video Tutorial

For those who learn better from watching videos, I've made a video tutorial to show you how to crochet the block stitch and how to carry the yarn over to the next row.

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