Abbreviations; ch – chain; dc – double crochet; mb – make bobble; sts – stitches
(American crochet terms)
Chain a multiple of 3 + 4 (my first project for this pattern is a scarf; I chained 34)
Row 1: 1dc in 4th ch from hook; ch 3, miss 2 ch, mb (work 4 dc in st, drop loop from hook; insert hook from front to back under the top loops of the 1st dc worked; also catch dropped loop onto hook; holding yarn tight pull loop through st to make a bobble), *ch 3, miss 2 ch, mb; rep from * to last 3 sts, ch 3, miss 2 ch, 2dc in last stitch. Fasten off.
You should have a row of 9 bobbles each separated with a ch 3 and with 2dc at each end.
Row 2: So, remember you don’t turn your work; join a new colour yarn into the space between the ch 3 and 1st dc at the beginning of row 1; ch 3 (represents 1st dc); mb in next ch space, *ch 3, mb in next ch space; rep from * until the bobble in the last chain space of the row has been worked. 1dc in between the 2dcs at the end of the row. Fasten off.
Row 3: Join new colour yarn into the space between the 1st ch 3 and the 1st bobble; ch 3 (represents 1st dc) 1dc in same space. *ch 3, mb in next ch space; rep from * until the bobble in the last chain space of the row has been worked. ch 3, dc 2 in the space between last bobble and 1dc. Fasten off.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 for as long as you like…
Now, I have a few ends to sew in….