Bullion Stitch

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Learn how to dominate the elusive bullion stitch with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

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The bullion stitch is beautiful and decorative AND tricky!  It is accomplished by performing lots and lots of yarn overs before drawing through the yarn to complete the stitch- the tricky part is getting your hook to glide smoothly through all of those yarn overs.


The photos below show an example of the bullion stitch being worked onto a row of double crochet stitches.


Bullion Stitch, Step 1


Step 1:  Yarn over as many times as the pattern directs, typically 7 to 10 times.


Bullion Stitch, Step 2


Step 2:   Insert hook into indicated stitch and yarn over.

Bullion Stitch, Step 3

Step 3:  Draw the yarn through all the loops on the hook!  This completes the bullion stitch.

Here are a few tips to make this go smoothly:

    • Use an inline hook such as a Susan Bates hook or a AGeary Woodworks Hook.
    • Wrap the yarn loosely around the hook in step #1.
    • When drawing the yarn through the loops on the hook, help out with your "non-hook-holding" hand.  You can either pinch the loops to make the hook glide through more easily or you can even pick the loops off one at a time.
    • PRACTICE!  This stitch gets smoother the more that you do it!