I love crochet. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been so excited about my latest crochet project that I’ve nearly jumped out of my skin. Of course, it’s not just about the finished product, which is why I’ve put together this list of 15 great crochet patterns to make.
There are plenty of other blogs that talk about fabulous yarn and beautiful crochet projects, but not many discuss sewing too.
So I thought it would be fun to touch on both subjects (yarn and sewing) in one post.
9 of the Best Crochet Pattern for Chunky Yarn Explained
The best part about crochet is that you only need the right pattern and a little bit of yarn, to create something beautiful. We will first discuss basic crochet patterns, then move into more complicated patterns that use synthetic fibers.
1. Single Crochet
While the single crochet outcome is always attractive, it is also a simple pattern that can be easily learned. When working on rounds and rows, it is usually faster, and their twists & curves are beautifully seen.
2. Double Crochet
A double crochet pattern is basically a double of single crochet, essentially for moving forward and completing patterns in beginner’s crotchet. Get a granny square and the V stitches from this.
The v-stitch is derived from a doubles crochet pattern. The output of the pattern or work will form rows Vs, which is usually beautiful.
4. Half Doubled Crochet (HDC)
It is basically easy to learn with large yarn. It involves more twisting than double and single crochet work. You can make this for bags and weather of good texture.
5. BLO Basic Crochet Stitches
They can be more easily worked on using crochet with larger hooks.
6. Post Stitches
You can use this to work crochet cables. In post stitches, instead of working through the stitches, the work is around the stitches starting from below the stitches. This pattern is great when working in a chunky yarn.
7. Puff Stitches
Using chunky yarn for this pattern allows it to bring out a beautiful bubble-like look. This puff attractive pattern like a mini cloud has an easy process when working. You can derive fun to engage in the work.
8. Bobble Stitches
The pattern is a bit intricate when leaping off from a bulky yarn, because it is a three-dimensional pattern, though it resembles the puff pattern. It looks good, and will enjoy getting busy with patterns.
9. Broomstick Lace
This pattern is complicated, but is unique for a bulky yarn.
What Are The Other Crochet Stitches You Need to Know?
Apart from the crochet patterns discussed above, there are other crochet stitches that might interest you to know. These stitches include the following:
1. Picot Single Stitch
This pattern is formed when you use single crochet with a chain, and it is classically twisted. It is usually fun.
2. Treble Crochet
This is repeatedly a four-chain tall stitch, it looks good on a blanket. It is a quick pattern of a stitch.
3. Slip Crochet
With this pattern, you can join stitches together when crocheting. Do you intend to crochet a hat? Use this pattern, and you will love it.
4. Moss Stitch
This is also known as the woven stitch or the granite stitch. Getting this pattern involves two basic crochet stitches; the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch. This pattern is quite easy with these two basic stitches.
5. Granny Stripe Stitch
This pattern is a bit complex, as it involves three crochet stitches. That is, to get the granny stripe stitch, you will need the double crochet stitch, slip stitch, and the single crochet stitch. This will require a guide for better results.
6. Elizabeth Stitch
This intimidating look stitch is also known as the mini bean stitch. It forms a unique round shape when making it, and looks beautiful. It is less difficult to learn.
7. Star Stitch
When making the pattern, it forms star shapes. The flower-like pattern shape looks beautiful and attractive in a blanket.
8. Shell Stitch
You begin with this stitch with a single crochet stitch, as you proceed, the outcome will form a shell-like look.
9. Primrose Stitch
With double crochet stitch and chain stitch together, you will get the primrose stitch. It is one of the most beautiful and attractive stitches.
10. Popcorn Stitch
This pattern technically involves several stitches, like the bobble stitch and the puff stitch. And this will need more yarn.
11. Waistcoat Stitch
This flat stitch is not complicated and complex, like some of the stitches we have talked about so far. It is as simple and easy to learn as the single crochet stitch.
12. Side saddle Stitch
The side saddle pattern, like moss stitch, involves several clusters and stitches to get the design. However, it is not as simple as the moss stitches, but it is much more attractive.
13. V Double Crochet Stitch
This pattern usually requires a double crochet stitch. It has a v-shape pattern throughout the work.
All these crochet stitches are easy to achieve if you put in the effort to learn them, though some may look complex and complicated.
List of Crochet Patterns to Make Super Bulky Yarn
Now that you know the different crochet patterns, it will also be interesting to know that you can make several things with your super bulky yarn, such as bags, gloves, headbands, ear warmers, hats & beanies, scarves, and other accessories. Let’s talk about those things you can make:
1. 1.5-Hour Slippers
These slippers are super good for cold weather. You can make one pair or more for yourself and any other person, as long as you know the size. Both old and young can have one.
2. Chunky Twisted Ear Warmer
This work is usually simple and fast, as long as you know your double crotch stitch and half double crochet. The number of rows depends on the size you are making.
3. Hibernate Blanket
You may think making this blanket will take forever, but with the soft super bulky yarn, within some time you are done with your blanketing making. It can be so comfortable, you can make and gift them to loved ones.
4. Jenna Stash Basket
With the strong base, this can serve for a long time. You can make a solid one, ensuring you combine several single stitches.
5. Velvet Scrunchies
This accessory is pretty when made with your soft and beautiful super bulky yarn. You can get many from one skein of Bernat velvet yarn. Make this for yourself, and use some as a giveaway to your friend and family members.
6. The Ridge Cowl
The look is similar to knitting, but it is not. You can achieve this using a camel stitch. It outcome is beautiful, and you will love it
7. Super Chunky Hexagon Cardigan
With two granny stitches hexagon, you can make a beautiful cardigan. Mixing colors of bulky yarn will make it more pretty to behold. Make a cardigan for yourself and anyone.
8. Back-country Beanies
Use the half double crochet stitches to make a back-country beanie for yourself, family members, including friends. This will serve well during the cold season, as they are thick enough to keep your head warm.
9. Slouchy Slipper Socks
This is pretty nice when you can make them. It won’t take the whole time to make a pair of slouchy slipper stocks for yourself. You will get appreciation from whoever gets one from you.
Get busy with making one or two things with your super bulky yarn today, and you will look at your work and smile.
What Differentiates Crocheting and Knitting?
Though both crocheting and knitting are creative art with yarn, they tend to have different techniques.
Crocheting involves the use of a crocheting hook and yarn. There are 5 basic stitches in crocheting; these are double crochet stitches, single crochet, triple crochet, half double crochet, and slip stitch. Though there are other stitches in crochet, like the moss stitch, post stitch, broomstick lace, etc., they are derived from one or several combinations of the basic stitches.
Crotchet has one live stitch, it can easily be corrected when you make mistakes while crocheting. You can make cardigans, blankets, and pillows with the various stitches in crocheting.
Knitting, on the other hand, requires needles and yarn. There are just 2 basic stitches in knitting; knit stitch and purl stitch. You will have to cast several stitches onto needles to achieve knitting. The work from knitting is known to be soft and smooth. Just like crocheting, you can knit sweaters, socks, hats, baby garments, shawls, and other things.
You would want to ask which of them is easier. But crocheting tends to be faster than knitting. You can learn any of the two or both though.
Between Crocheting and Knitting, Which Consumes More Yarn?
Well, asking whether crocheting requires more yarn than knitting, or vice versa, you must know that there are factors that determine which will need more yarn. These factors include the type of project the crafter tends to engage in, the tension of the crafter, or the size of the hook or needle. You will need 33% of yarn for crocheting more than four knitting.
The yarn used for crocheting is also used for knitting, but most people think the yarns are different.
If you are thinking about which to learn, you can learn both, but advisably you can begin with knitting, as starting is a little easier. But note that you are not limited to whichever design you would want to create, both with knitting and crocheting.
What Are the Materials I Need for Crocheting?
To start learning crocheting, you need to start with a simple style, liking crocheting scarf. This will require very few readily available materials, which include:
- A pair of scissors
- Tapestry needle
- Two skeins of bulky yarns
- Crochet hook of size US/9.0 mm
With the listed materials above, you can start crocheting scarfs gradually, before becoming a professional.
I Want to Crochet a Blanket, How Many Skeins Do I Require?
It is fun to crochet your blanket by yourself, and you know the pleasant feelings when you wrap yourself with the blanket you crochet with your hand.
As a crocheter, crocheting a blanket is a huge project. Now to know the number of yarns you need to crochet a blanket, you should know it depends on the gauge of the yard, the size of the blanket you want to crochet, as well as the number of colors that you want to add to your work.
To crochet a blanket, you will need about 900 to 4000 yards of yarn. Just I said earlier, it depends on the size of the blanket you plan to crochet. Let’s say you want to crochet a queen-size (afghan) blanket.
You will need about 2000 to 400 yards of yarn (or 10 to 18 skeins of yarn), though it can be lesser if it is not more than one color. Multiple colors of blankets will consume more yards. A baby blanket will need about 900 to 1600 yards of yarn (1 to 5 skeins), because they are the smallest blanket you can make. If it is a twin blanket, it will require 1500 to 2500 yards of yarn ( 10 to 15 skeins).
What Number of Stitches Is Required for My Blanket?
The number of stitches for your blanket depends on certain factors, like the pattern of the stitch, the size of the hook, the weight of the yarn, fiber, as well as the desired width of the blanket.
One of the ways that will help is to make a foundation row at the start of crocheting. The width can actually reduce when you progress in crocheting. You need to adjust the width as you crochet.
How Long Will It Take Me to Make Crochet a Blanket?
Crocheting a blanket is a huge project for crocheters. It can take about 20 hours, though the time frame differs from some factors like the thickness of the yarn and the complexity of the pattern you want to use. Also, it can take weeks or months for casual crocheters.
So the length of time you will spend to make your blanket depends on how fast you are and how committed you are to the work.
We have already established and explained the different types of stitches in crocheting. We said there are 5 basic stitches, which are single crochet, double crochet stitches, half double stitches, and slip stitches, and other stitches like the moss stitch, waistcoat stitch, popcorn stitch, and others are a combination of several basic stitches.
You can have fun crocheting different things, like bags, cardigans, scarves, socks, beanies, ear warmers, and other accessories you may want.