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Blobs are one of my favorite things to knit! They're a great project to make with leftover yarn.
The blobs were inspired when Jake Romano (my graphic designer) saw one of my unfinished projects, which was just a little white blob with eyes, and requested that I make him one in orange. The next thing, all our friends had to have one!

They're simple, squishy, and fun to make! Perfect as a desk buddy or stress ball. Makes a good first project if you're just learning how to knit in the round.

Posted by Violette Lovelace from Montclair, New Jersey, United States • Published See Violette Lovelace's 20 projects »
  • Step 1

    Finished dimensions-
    Blobs are about 4 inches tall and across.

    I used Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn with a US 6/4mm circular knitting needle (interchangeable with DPNs). You will also need scissors, a tapestry/darning needle, polyester stuffing, and safety eyes.

    STS - Stitches
    K - Knit
    KFB - Knit front and back
    K2Tog - Knit 2 together

  • Step 2

    Ok! Let's start!~

    Casting on:

    Tightly cast on 6 sts onto 3 needles and join in a round.

  • Step 3


    Rnd1: [kfb] 6 times. (12 sts)
    Even rounds 2-12: Knit around.
    Rnd3: [kfb, K1] 6 times. (18 sts)
    Rnd5: [kfb, K2] 6 times. (24 sts)
    Rnd7: [kfb, K3] 6 times. (30 sts)
    Rnd9: [kfb, K4] 6 times. (36 sts)
    Rnd11: [kfb, K5] 6 times. (42 sts)
    Rnd13: [kfb, K6] 6 times. (48 sts)

  • Step 4

    The Middle:

    Rnd14-20: Knit around.

    If you want, you can continue knitting for a another 5 rounds to make your blob a little more round.

  • Step 5


    Rnd21: [K6, k2tog] 6 times. (42 sts)
    Even rounds 22-32: Knit around.
    Rnd23: [K5, k2tog] 6 times. (36 sts)
    Rnd25: [K4, k2tog] 6 times. (30 sts)
    Rnd27: [K3, k2tog] 6 times. (24 sts)
    Rnd29: [K2, k2tog] 6 times. (18 sts)
    Stuff fully before continuing. Attach safety eyes around the center of where you did 7 knit rows about 6-8 sts apart.
    Rnd31: [K1, k2tog] 6 times. (12 sts)
    Rnd33: [k2tog] 6 times. (6 sts)

  • Step 6


    Break yarn and draw tightly through the stitches with your tapestry needle. Weave in the loose ends from the cast on and where you ended.

    Voila! You've made a new friend! :D

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