Have you been wanting to try a pattern that uses the bullion stitch? The stitch is not the easiest to make. However, with our easy bullion stitch crochet tutorial, you will be making the perfect stitches every single time. And once you master the stitch, try one of the patterns we have listed.
What is Bullion Stitch Crochet?
The bullion stitch is a decorative technique. It can often be found in vintage designs. The stitch is created by wrapping yarn around the crochet hook several times. The wrapping of the yarn creates a coil.
Types of Crochet Bullion Stitch Patterns
The bullion stitch creates a lot of texture. This stitch can be used for a multitude of projects, such as:
- Baby Blankets
How to Create the Crochet Bullion Stitch
If you are ready to add a more advanced stitching to your crochet repertoire, the bullion stitch is a fun and addictive technique.
You will need:
- Worsted Weight Yarn
- Coordinating Crochet Hook
- Latch Hook
Bullion Crochet Stitch Tutorial:
Below, you will learn the basic way for creating the bullion stitch. Depending on the pattern you are using, the stitch will require a certain number of wraps. For this bullion stitch crochet tutorial, we are going to be wrapping 5 times.
We are also going to use the latch hook, so you can get the perfect stitch every time. Once you have mastered the stitch, you can use a regular crochet hook.
1. Create a foundation row.
2. Chain 2.
3. Pull up on your working yarn and remove the crochet hook. Insert the latch hook in its place.
4. Turn your work.
5. Wrap the working yarn around the latch hook 5 times. Keep the stitches somewhat loose so they can freely move on the hook.
6. Insert the latch hook into the next stitch and grab the working yarn.
7. Pull the hook through the stitch.
8. You will now have 6 loops on the hook. Pull the loop you just created down with the other loops.
9. Grab the working yarn with the latch hook and pull it through all the loops. Make sure the latch stays closed. You can gently slide the stitches off with your fingers.
10. You will now have 1 loop on the latch hook. Slide this stitch down on the hook.
11. Grab the working yarn with the latch hook and pull it through the loop on the hook to create one bullion stitch.
10 Crochet Bullion Stitch Patterns
The bullion stitch is not the easiest stitch to make. But once you get the hang of it, you will want to work all types of patterns. Below are 10 fun patterns that use the bullion stitch.
1. A Bullion Stitch Cowl Neck Scarf Crochet Pattern by Rhelena
Use this pattern to make a trendy cowl to keep off the chill. The pattern includes two options: a short cowl or a long neck scarf.
To complete this pattern, you will need to know how to make the crochet bullion stitch. It is an intermediate level pattern.
2. Fingerless Glove Mitten Crochet Pattern by OpalAnnie71
Make these fun fingerless mittens for all your friends and family this winter. They are cute, trendy, and unisex. With this pattern, you will be able to make short mitts that measure 6 inches (15.24 cm) in length or 9 inch (22.86 cm) long mitts.
Included are sizes: XS – XXL. There are easy-to-follow, detailed instructions, including a full bullion stitch crochet tutorial.
3. Small Doily Bullion Stitch Crochet Pattern by CrochetnCrafts
Use this bullion stitch crochet pattern to practice making the stitches. Once completed, you can use the cute little doily under a vase or a mug.
4. Bullion Crochet Stitches Hat Pattern by ItWasYarn
Are you a fan of vintage designs? This hat pattern creates a beautiful beanie with an old-fashioned look. Completed, the hat will fit a head 21-22.5 inches (54-57 cm) in circumference. The pattern is a great choice for practising our bullion stitch tutorial.
5. Crochet Bullion Stitch Market Bag Pattern by Rhelena
This market bag has a lovely lace design. Once you have practised the bullion stitch crochet tutorial, give this pattern a try. It is easy to crochet and works up quickly. The bag is perfect for the farmer’s market, the beach, or toys.
The finished bag, laying flat, measures 13.5 inches (34.29 cm) wide by 12 inches (30.48 cm) high, not counting the handles.
6. Cozy Crochet Bullion Stitch Cup Sleeve Pattern by Rhelena
Keep your coffee warm and protect your hands with this cup sleeve. The sleeve it thick and soft and comfy to hold.
The bullion stitch crochet pattern includes instructions on how to work this using a worsted weight #4 cotton as well as a fine #2 yarn. It is an intermediate level pattern. Laying flat, the holder will measure 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) by 3 inches (7.62 cm).
7. Bernat Bullion Loop Crochet Pillow by Yarnspirations
Combining the bullion stitch with a loop stitch border creates a ton of texture. This gorgeous crochet pillow would make a great accent piece to almost any type of home decor.
The pattern is for more experienced crocheters. The finished pillow will measure approximately 20 inches (51 cm) square.
8. Cozy Bullion Crochet Stitch Cowl Pattern by Rhelena
This bullion stitch crochet cowl pattern is intended to be worn close to the chin. The stitches create a sturdy fabric that can stand up on its own.
The finished cowl is double sided. Laying flat, the finished size is 5.25 inches (13.33 cm) by 11 inches (27.94 cm).
9. Bullion Stitch Cowl Crochet Pattern by Rhelena
Wear this airy and lightweight cowl any season. Included are instructions for making a short neck cowl or long cowl scarf. The intermediate level pattern is worked up using the crochet bullion stitch and single crochets.
Completed, the short cowl will measure 8 inches (20.32 cm) wide by 13.5 inches (34.29 cm) long, laying flat. The long cowl will measure about 6 inches (15.24 cm) wide by 30 inches (76.2 cm) long, laying flat
10. Lace Hat Pattern by ItWasYarn
The Lady in Blue beanie would be the perfect accessory for a 30s or 40s themed party. Or wear it to a wedding or formal event.
This is an advanced level crochet pattern. The hat will fit an average adult female size head with a 21.5 inch (54.61 cm) circumference.
Are you ready to try your hand at an advanced level crochet stitch? Practice your new skill with one of these bullion stitch crochet patterns.
The bullion stitch is a striking stitch that creates a thick fabric with lots of texture. Now that you practised making the stitch using our bullion stitch tutorial, work up a few patterns.
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