Friday, September 12, 2008

Bullion Stitch Crochet Flower - International Crochet Day

Today is International Crochet Day, which is a day to promote the art of crochet. I am participating by dedicating the Bullion Stitch Crochet Flower project to International Crochet Day. I will continue to promote the art of crochet through technology and Youtube. Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in learning the art of crochet.

Bullion Stitch Crochet Flower

Video Tutorial:
Crochet Bullion Flower - International Crochet Day 12-SEP-08

Pattern by Teresa Richardson

H Crochet Hook

F Crochet Hook

Chain 5, join

Round 1: Ch 1, *SC in loop, CH 5, continue around, 5 times total, join in beg SC.

Round 2: Ch 3, 6 Bullion stitch in loop, CH 3, SL ST in previous single crochet between, contine with each ch 5 loop.

Edging-Round 3: CH 3, SL ST in CH 3 loop, *CH 3, SL ST in 3rd CH from Hook, SL ST in next SP, repeat from *6 times between each bullion, CH 2 sl st in sc, CH 2, continue around for each petal.


  1. I want to tell you thank you for the video you did on the bullion stitch! I have a beautiful baby bonnet pattern that is made using the bullion stitch but could not get it to work for me. Now I know. I never knew about the tapestry needle you have to hold along side your crochet hook! Now I can hardly wait to make that bonnet!
    Have a Blessed Day,

  2. Diane,
    You are welcome. The baby bonnet sounds cute. Let me know if you post a picture when you are done.


  3. Hi,
    The bullion video is simply superb and literally hand-holding. I could not resist trying it. I tried it and got a beautiful corchet bullion flower. Thanks for the instructions. Somewhere on the net I saw that you can pull the yarn through the loops one by one patiently. But I think it depends on the type of yarn and did not work for me. Your method worked. I used a steel crochet hook instead of tapestry needle to guide the yarn through the loops. It looks simple but it is a real task.

    Thanks again.
    Radha, India

  4. I would like to say thank you for your video lessons. I'm a visual learner and this is great for me. I would also like to say thanks for making these lessons free. I'm on a fixed income and the computer I use was donated to my family by my children's school, so being able to learn some tutorials on the internet free, is awesome. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

  5. I am trying to learn this stitch and so far your way using the tapersty needle attached to the hook looks like I might be able to do it. What is that you used to attach the needle to the hook? Looks like a clear plastic type of tube.


  6. Avalee,
    I used a clear plastic piece of tubing that I purchased from my local home improvement store.

  7. Teresa,

    Again thanks so much. Since I am not a very patient person I just could not wait till the next morning when I was going to stop at the store on the way home from work to get the clear plastic used scotch tape to hold the needle on and IT WORKED. I had to put on some more tape about half way through the row of bullions I was making. What a wonderful invention you came up with. I have another plea....have you been able to do bullions using the steel hooks and size 10 Thread? I have seen some patterns using these. I have tried and tried and I even was able to put a plastic tube on a steel hook but it just did not work right. The rolls were just way to big. If you have any ideas I would sure be grateful. I have made two hats with the last row made of bullions. They look great. Tried you flower but mine looked yucky so undid it.

    (A very grateful fan of yours) LOL

  8. Avalee,
    Through doing my little invention for yarn, I was able to learn how to do a bullion stitch with thread, without the tapestry needle. What I did is to wind the yarn around the thick part of the crochet hook. Then I wrap the thread over the hook, press the thread on the backside of the crochet hook. This will be forcing the wrapped threads away from the hook so they do not catch. Continue to pull the thread through the wrapped threads. I have had much better results with the thread since it is stiffer. It may get caught every once in a while. I hope that makes sense.

  9. Love this flower pattern! thanks!

  10. Thanks for sharing this cute flower pattern,I have made and love it!


  11. this flower is so cute! thank you for sharing your idea and pattern!
    many greetings from Austria

  12. What a creative use for the bullion stitch, which I have learned but not yet used. I will try this!


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