Today I am happy to present to you my very first crochet pattern with the bullion stitch. It’s a beautiful stitch that can be incorporated into almost any kind of design. A few more patterns are on the way using the stitch, so be on the lookout for them over the next coming weeks… or months.
Anyhow, this cowl can be crocheted to just about any length and width that you want it. It makes for a great mindless pattern that can be worked on while watching television or while listening to music. I crocheted mine in a solid color, but it might look awesome in a rainbow or other striped colors.
One of my testers said it was difficult to meet the gauge on this pattern. If you find yourself having the same issue, don’t worry too much about the gauge… just re-adjust your starting chains to the length that you want it at.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable, or any worsted weight yarn.
Crochet Hook: I/9-5.50mm
Gauge: 3″ over 8 sc. Gauge is not that important as you can adjust it to any size in multiples of 2.
Finished Size: When laying flat it measures 15″ long and 9″ high.
Bullion St = Bullion Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Bullion St: YO 6 times, insert hk into designated st/sp, yo and pull through (8 lps on hk), yo and pull through all lps on hk, yo and pull through to close stitch. Bullion Stitch Tutorial
Ch 80, 160, or any multiple of 2; 80 chs will go around the neck once, and with 160 or more you can go around twice. Join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. (80 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work bullion st in same st as join; *sk next st, bullion st in next st; rep from & around; sk last st, join with sl st to first bullion st. (40 bullion sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 5) in sp before next bullion st and into each sp around; join with sl st to first sc. (40 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 4: Sl st into next 3 chs, ch 3, work bullion st into same ch-5 lp and into each ch-5 lp around; join with sl st to first bullion st. (40 bullion sts)
Rnds 5-14: Rep rnds 3 & 4 until you have reached a desired height.
Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc into same st as join and into each st and into each sp around; join with sl st to first sc. (80 sts) FO.