How to Make a Bullion Stitch

Bullion Stitch How-To

This special stitch is created by wrapping the yarn around your hook several times, then pulling a loop through all the wraps. A knitting needle helps keep the wraps loose and even, making it easier to pull your hook through them in a single smooth motion.

 
1
Hold a knitting needle of about the same size next to your crochet hook, as shown above.

 


2
Insert your hook into the stitch and pull up a loop.

 


3
Wrap the yarn around both the hook and the needle, the number of times specified in your pattern (usually 7 to 10 times). Keep the wraps in place with your finger.

 

 
4
Insert the crochet hook into the next stitch of your swatch, yarn over, and pull the loop through the stitch. Yarn over again and this time, carefully slide the knitting needle out of the loops and pull the  loop through all the wraps in one smooth motion.

 


5 The finished bullion stitch!

You may have to practice this a few times to get the knack, but if you keep the wraps loose, you should be able to learn this quickly. Be sure to use a smooth yarn for your practice swatch, as a yarn that catches on your hook or tends to split will make this stitch much more difficult.