Bubble Writing Alphabet by Anna Funnell

Bubble Writing Alphabet

December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
30 - 870 yards (27 - 796 m)
One size
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This pattern is for chunky “bubble writing” letters which can be propped on a shelf or mantelpiece, or threaded with a ribbon or string to hang them up. A lovely baby gift, wedding sign, home decoration or party banner.

Each letter is composed of an identical front and back, which are then sewn together around the edges and stuffed to form a delightfully squishy, tactile “bubble” letter.

Some letters are simpler than others, but once you get the idea of how the patterns work you can usually get one side knitted during an hour’s TV show!

This pattern comprises all 26 letters of the alphabet plus 3 bonus patterns: ampersand (&), exclamation mark (!) and heart

You can also buy each letter and the ampersand and heart separately in my Etsy store.


Approximate height: 14cm / 5.25”
Yarn: DK wool (around 16g)
Needles: 2.75mm / US 2 / UK 12
Stuffing: about the same weight of wool stuffing (or around half that for polyester stuffing)
Knit the pattern twice, sew together around the edges and stuff to form a delightfully squishy, tactile three-dimensional letter or symbol. Add a ribbon to make a hanging ornament.

Approximate height: 34cm / 13.5”
Yarn: Wool and the Gang Heal the Wool or other super-bulky wool (around 250-350g)
Needles: 10.00mm / US 15 / UK 000
Stuffing: around 100-150g wool stuffing (or around half that for polyester stuffing)
Knit and stuff as above

Approximate height: 19cm / 7.5”
Yarn: Worsted/Aran cotton (around 16g)
Needles: 4.5mm / US 7 / UK 7
Knit 1 in cotton (or linen or hemp) and add a crochet hanging loop.

This is a highly customisable pattern. Make your letter or symbol any size you like, from super-bulky to lace weight yarn. Vary the colours and patterns, use different stitches – the possibilities are endless!

For other yarns, if you are making a stuffed ornament or cushion, I simply suggest that you go down a needle size or two from that recommended for your yarn, to create a nice dense fabric and stop the stuffing showing through.

Number of pages: 36
Language: English only
Time required: 45 mins to 2 hours per single knitted letter/symbol
Difficulty: Easy

PLEASE NOTE: this is a digital PDF DOWNLOAD. You will not receive a physical item. You will be able to download the pattern once your payment is complete. You will get instructions on how to download it in your confirmation email from Etsy, or you can access the pattern any time from the “purchases” section of your Etsy account. If you have any problems downloading the file, please contact me via Etsy Conversation so I can try to sort things out for you.

Once the pattern has been purchased and downloaded, I am unable to refund.

This pattern is copyright © Anna Funnell 2019, for personal use only. Please do not share this pattern and please do not sell the finished items without first requesting my permission.