Simple Bullion Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square
It’s time to learn a new stitch! This week I am going to show you the Simple Bullion Stitch. I love this stitch because it’s really pretty and looks like a mini tornado. It’s great for all sorts of projects and even though it looks intimidating, it’s fairly simple once you practice. For this tutorial, I will show you how to make an 8″x 8″ square. I hope you enjoy the tutorial! Happy Crocheting!
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Simple Bullion Stitch Tutorial and Afghan Square
- Category 4 Medium Weight Yarn; I used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease for this example.
- Size I 5.5 mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
t-ch – turning chain
*– indicates instructions to be repeated
4 stitches & 1 row = 1″
Bullion: Wrap yarn loosely around hook 7 times, insert hook into next st, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, carefully draw through all 9 loops on the hook. Ch 1 to lock the stitch. You may have to pick the loops off one by one to get them off of the hook. It takes some practice to get more than one loop off of the hook at a time. The bullion can be done with as many as 10 loops but for this example, I only did 7 so that it is easier to start and since I am using a worsted weight yarn.
Row 1: sc into the 2nd ch from hook; 1 sc into each st across, turn.
Row 2 cont’d: Loosely wrap the yarn around your hook 7 times. Insert the hook into the next stitch.
Note: Usually the bullion stitch calls for wrapping the yarn around 10 times. I thought I would simplify it a bit for this tutorial
Row 2 cont’d: Yarn over, draw up a loop.
Row 2 cont’d: Yarn over again and carefully draw through all of the loops on the hook. Ch 1 to lock the bullion.
Note: It may take some practice to get all of the loops off of the hook at once. If you are having trouble, just carefully pick them off your hook, one by one.
Row 2 cont’d: *Sk the next st, work 1 bullion into next st; Repeat from * all the way across the row,1 dc into the last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc into the top of the dc from previous row.
Row 3 cont’d: 1 sc into the top of each bullion stitch and ch-1 space across (the ch-1 is what locked the bullion st in the previous row). 1 sc into the the top of the ch-3 from previous row, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, sk the next st, *work 1 bullion st into the next st, sk the next st; Repeat from * to across as shown above, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 13 more rows to complete your 8×8 square.
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I have a question for row 2:
“Row 2 cont’d: Loosely wrap the yarn around your hook 7 times. Insert the hook into the next stitch.” – but which stitch is the next? What number of chain from the hook? I can’t seem to figure it out after the ch3 that count as a dc…
Hi Frida, you are going to skip that first sc (the same sc as the ch 3) and work into the next st. I hope that helps!
I think I understand now 🙂 It must be the 5th loop/stitch/chain from the hook.
Thank ou for replying so quickly!
Did you do the first row as sc or are you working the bullions into the chain?
Does a Furls hook crochet the same size of whatever you make as if you use a regular hook? See, I can not afford a Furls hook as it is very expensive!
By the way I enjoy your blogs.
Hi Susan! The sizes are the same as any other crochet hook. Thank you for stopping by!