Are you ready to take the next step in your crochet journey
and create with advanced crochet stitches like linked crochet, hairpin lace, or
crocodile stitch? The newest Crochet Me free
eBook uses images, illustrations, and text to share ten advanced crochet
techniques with you.
Here is just a sample of the advanced stitch techniques
included in Advanced Crochet Stitches: A
Free Guide to Crocheting Stitches Including Crocodile Stitch, Hairpin Lace and
The bullion stitch, can be a tricky stitch to master. But
with the right tools and a few little tips, this stitch, also called the roll stitch,
can let you add texture and visual interest to crochet projects.
1. Multiple yarn overs
The bullion is a series of yarn overs that are drawn together
in the final stitch. The best hook to complete the bullion stitch effectively
is a long, slender, in-line hook. The best yarn to use is a tightly plied one.
To begin the stitch, loosely yarn over the number of times
called for in the pattern. Working the yarn overs loosely is key to easily
drawing the hook through all the loops. If you can't get your loops loose enough,
hold the handle of another smaller crochet hook alongside your hook and wrap
the yarn over both. Slide the second crochet hook out after wrapping before
completing the stitch.
2. Yarn over and pull up a loop
Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook. As you
draw the hook through, firmly hold the loops in place with the hand that is not
holding the hook. If the loops do not slide easily, pick up each loop and pull
it off the hook as you draw through.
3. Finished bullion
To close the bullion, yarn over and draw through the last loop
on the hook before working the next stitch. If you get this right away, that's
terrific! Most people new to the stitch have to do a bit of ripping out before
getting it right. The key to the bullion stitch is to practice it until your hands
become familiar with the tension required when making the yarn overs and
drawing the hook through.