10 Unique Crochet Stitches for Chunky Yarn

When crocheting with bulky yarn, it can be tricky to find just the right stitch. Its just a fact that not all stitches work well with thick yarn. I’ve set out to find some of the best crochet stitches for chunky weight yarn, and I’m excited to share them with you in this post!

What crochet stitch is best for bulky yarn?

Its hard to single out one particular stitch that is best for bulky weight yarn. Simple stitches like single crochet and double crochet are always great choices that get the job done.

You can also go a little more complex and do something that use multiple simple stitches in one pattern—like the moss stitch for example.

Super complex stitches don’t always look and feel the greatest in chunky yarn (but there are exceptions to this, like the feather stitch!)

The bottom line is, you may have to do some experimenting to see what you like. But that said, all the stitches in the list to follow have been tested with bulky yarn and come out great!

Practice your chunky stitches

Once you make try out a stitch with chunky yarn, it can be good to practice it over a larger project!

Some of the stitches included in this list come with a project “linked” to them, like the Moss Stitch Scarf or V-Stitch blanket.

However, for projects like scarves and blankets you don’t necessarily have to have a full on pattern (other than the stitch pattern). You can simply take the multiple of the stitch pattern and make a very long starting row for a blanket. Or, do a starting row 5-6″ wide for a scarf!

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Best Crochet Stitches for Bulky yarn

Without further ado, let’s get into the list of stitches!

1. Single Crochet Stitch

First up, we’re starting with the basic Single Crochet Stitch. This stitch may be super simple, but it’s hugely important to master, as it’s the foundation for many crochet stitches! Especially when paired with bulky yarn, this stitch makes a super thick, tight-knit fabric that doesn’t have any gaps or holes, so it’s great for projects like bags, coasters, etc. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or just want some extra tips to make your single crochets cleaner, this post has something in it for everyone!

Designer/Tutorial from: Fosbas Designs

Yarn Used: Any yarn

single crochet stitch with chunky yarn

2. V-Stitch (plus Ode to V-Stitch Blanket)

Next up is the V-Stitch! This lovely stitch uses combo of chain stitches double crochets to give it its lace-like texture. Because of how simple it is, it’s the perfect “new” stitch to try out and experiment with for beginners! That said, it does take a minute to get the hang of. That’s why it’s great to practice within bigger projects like the Ode to V-Stitch Blanket pattern or shawls!

Designer: Blankets With Heart

Yarn Used: Berroco Dash yarn

chunky yarn v stitch

3. Feather Stitch

If you’re looking for a more unique design, then I bet you’ll enjoy the Feather Stitch! This gorgeous stitch has such a beautiful texture that especially when paired with thick or variegated yarn has a tropical, bird-like look. This beautiful stitch features large loops that are sort of a puff and cluster stitch hybrid. This stitch is a little trickier than others, so I would say it’s more geared toward intermediate-advanced crocheters, or possibly really ambitious beginners. It would look so pretty in a scarf, blanket, bag, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Colorscape

crochet feather stitch

4. Purl Stitch

Next up: the Purl Stitch! Personally, I love being able to cheat knit stitches in my crochet work, and the Purl Stitch is one of those techniques! This stitch has a beautiful, knit-like appearance, without you having to touch a single knitting needle. It’s simple a variation of a basic single crochet stitch, which means it’s beginner-friendly! If you’re looking for a more subtle, yet different-looking crochet stitch, you should definitely give this one a try.

Designer: Blue Star Crochet

Yarn Used: Any worsted weight yarn

purl stitch

5. Crochet Knit Stitch

Here’s another knit-like stitch: the Crochet Knit Stitch! Unlike the last pattern, this pattern has a ribbed-like texture that pairs beautifully with bulky yarns. This pattern simply uses a combo of half double crochets, so it’s super easy for crocheters of any skill level. It’s such a simple stitch to get the hang of, and it works up quickly. This would be a wonderful stitch to use in scarves, blankets, cowls, etc.!

Designer: Jewels and Jones

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

crochet bulky knit stitch

6. Split Single Crochet

Next is a simple, yet unique variation of the classic single crochet stitch: the Split Stitch! This stitch is so easy to recreate, yet yields a gorgeous, knit-like fabric. Because of the way it’s done, this stitch is slightly denser than a regular single crochet, which makes it great for bags or warmer weather projects. This stitch pairs well with thick yarn and would be perfect to use for more modern designs!

Designer: Briana K Designs

Yarn Used: Any yarn

split single crochet

7. 3 Strand V Stitch (plus scarf pattern!)

Here’s another example of the V-Stitch! This stitch is great for practicing within a project, since it takes a moment to get the hang of. This scarf is the perfect pattern to practice with! It’s a little less overwhelming than a blanket, and it pairs well with thick/bulky yarn. I love the way this patterns uses three strands to give it a fun, variegated look! Once you get this stitch down, it’ll be your new go-to for adding some fun texture to a pattern, while still being simple enough to crochet while watching a movie, listening to a book, etc.!

Designer: Sandra Stitches

Yarn Used: Cygnet Chunky Yarn

chunky v stitch scarf

8. Moss Stitch (Aurora Scarf)

Next, check out the Moss Stitch. This stitch is a thick, cozy stitch that’s perfect for scarves, cardigans, sweaters, etc.! It creates pretty, dense texture that lends itself beautifully to featuring variegated yarn, though it also looks amazing with solid colored yarn. If you’ve never tried this moss stitch before, don’t worry! This Aurora Scarf pattern is a great pattern to practice it in. It’s the only stitch you’ll use and it works up within a few hours using bulky yarn!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: We Crochet Alla Prima

moss stitch scarf

9. Suzette Stitch

Next is another one of my favorites: the Suzette Stitch! This stitch is thick, beautifully textured and deceptively complicated. To the naked eye, it looks tricky, but in reality, it’s just a simple, two-stitch repeat! Because of how simple it is, it works up quickly and lends itself perfectly for multitasking/mindless crocheting. And, it looks especially pretty with chunky yarn! I’m currently making a blanket using this stitch and bulky yarn, and it’s turning out wonderfully. If you haven’t seen this stitch before, you should definitely give it a try!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling Yarn

suzette stitch

10. Crunch Stitch

Lastly, meet the Crunch Stitch! This stitch is easy, bold and has a gorgeous, wave-like texture. This stitch is great for when you have a project that has a large, flat area. It creates a thick, double-sided fabric that’s perfect for adding richness to an otherwise blander project. So it pairs well with things like scarves, blankets, winter sweaters, etc.! Though the swatch in this tutorial uses worsted weight, this stitch looks equally cool and defined when paired with bulkier yarn!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Any yarn

crunch stitch crochet

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Bulky weight yarn is great for a variety of stitches—both simple and complex! Always remember that you can experiment with your chunky yarn too and see which stitch looks best. I hope you find the perfect stitch in this list!


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