Bulky yarn crochet is where a lot of us start off. Bulky yarn looks like simple spun thread until something cute is crafted out of it. Once it does, the results can be quite amazing.
There are numerous bulky yarn crochet patterns to make the item of choice look super. Whether you wish to craft a chunky yarn sweater, a thick yarn scarf to keep your neck warm during the cold winter months, or a simple gift for your pet cat or dog.
Bulky yarn is used for two main reasons. Perhaps the first is to make something heavier than usual. It also tends to be soft and smooth to touch and feel. They are therefore the most ideal for baby clothes.
There are a number of chunky yarn crochet patterns to think of beyond just bulky yarn crochet hat patterns that we all love. Below are some of the best that I found on the net. Do check them out!
By the way, if you want to level up your crochet skills, check out our top ten intermediate crochet stitches!
My Top Pick for Bulky Yarn Crochet Ideas
1. Magnolia Afghan at All Free Crochet
When in need of a thick blanket that is luxurious as well, this is it. I can see myself now, sitting looking out at the winter snow, thinking about all the fun winter brings. Or even just stay snuggled up and warm with this crocheted afghan with bulky yarn.
Quite easy to make, this super blanket is quite warm and cozy too. The afghan is crocheted using this Lion Brand Homespun yarn. This soft yarn makes for a wonderful thick luxurious afghan.
2. Snow Queen Blanket by Heather Tucker
During the cold winter months when you and the baby need more warmth than usual, this is the perfect blanket for beating the cold due to it’s use of bulky yarn. Creating this blanket with bulky yarn means you are able to work it up quickly, and it gives you a warm and cozy blanket.
You’ll feel like a real snow queen watching the snow fall while wrapped in this crochet blanket. Plus, this design is quick to make using Caron white bulky yarn and the pattern is rated easy–good for all beginner!
3. Berry Delight Beanie By Janaya Chouin
This fun and cute beanie features an easy stitch pattern that lends a nice texture to the finished fabric.
Janaya has also included sizes for this beanie from preemie all the way up to large adult, so no matter who you’re looking to make this bulky yarn beanie for, she’s got you covered. Janaya recommends using Knit Picks Brava bulky yarn for this pattern or something similar.
This hat is worked from the brim up, and is rated easy – so you can happily zone out and crochet yourself a wonderful gift for the coldest head in your life.
4. Rainbow Lace Crochet Poncho by Lorene Eppolite
The Lion Brand yarn would be an ideal choice for this one. With the cowl neckline, it looks very trendy. Plus, this design is easy to customize to any size easily. Another easy crochet free pattern that would look great in this rainbow color, or really any color you choose.
5. Interlocked Granny Throw Blanket by Vickie Bizzard
This is a cozy one for most seasons that’ll definitely keep you warm with the use of any bulky yarn. What an eye-catcher this is too and again it’s another easy pattern suited for anyone who knows how to crochet. Vicki recommends any color bulky yarn and I found this Alpaca bulky yarn blend that would work great for this granny throw blanket.
6. Crochet Snowman Gift Sack at Repeat Crafter Me
It may look small but there is actually a lot of items inside this gift sack. This adorable design would make a great crochet gift for any kid in your life. With the cute ribbon and snowflake closure, it’s also functional. Plus, this design is free so, what’s not to love?
7. Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf by Yarnspirations
This Aurora Borealis inspired scarf summons all the magic of the northern lights to turn heads wherever you go! They suggest using a variagated yarn from Patons to give the illusion of moving colors.
This pattern is marked as easy too, so you don’t need any advanced crochet stitches to pull off this amazing and eye catching scarf. Enjoy!
8. Magic Baby Blanket at The Crochet Crowd
The numerous colors entwined together ensure the end result is nothing but a fascinating blanket. Its soft features make it a good consideration for the baby. It’d make a great baby shower gift and can be created easily in one afternoon with it’s easy design.
The finished blanket is 30″ x 34″. Jeanne has written instructions as well as a video tutorial for left and right handed. Check out this Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn Bundle in deep waters, it would really make this design come to life!
9. Camel Stitch Easy Crochet Blanket by Rina
Crocheting this blanket with a nice white bulky yarn will make it the ideal weight and warmth, not too light and yet not too heavy. With the right measurements, nothing could be so appealing as this warm blanket!
10. Colorful Caterpillar Toy by Yarnspirations
Thinking of a great baby shower gift? The caterpillar toy would be an ideal item to think of. The oversized toy offers more than comfort to a baby. And with it’s fun colors it’ll be a toy the baby will love to not only play with but snuggle with too! Bernat Blanket Bright Yarn would be a great pick in a multicolor or even using a few different single colors to recreate this design. This is a beginners pattern as well as a free pattern. Enjoy!
11. Scrap Happy Scarf at Fiber Flux
This is a fun project because it has so many different sections, you can easily just use up all your old leftover yarn without creating something that looks like it was made from old leftover yarn!
This pattern can be worn year round – and once you’ve used up all your leftover yarn, you have a great excuse to buy more! Win win!
12. Newborn Caterpillar Cocoon at Posh Patterns
Using bulky yarn makes the results quite amazing. It can be a great last minute gift idea for a friend and definitely a nice bulky yarn crochet pattern you should try.
Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very popular and such a cute idea! This pattern is a newborn pattern but, could be modified for older babies. Tammy uses Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Yarn in colonial blue for the body of the caterpillar. However, I love the traditional green caterpillar looks and Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Yarn in forest absolutely speaks to me!
13. Cuddly Newborn Crochet by Olivia Kent
This is definitely something to keep the baby warm during the cold months and when taking a stroll in the evening. This is so adorable with the bulky yarn! Bernat Softee Chunky in ultra blue will really pull off that nice bright blue look. This is an intermediate design due to the details of the bow but, definitely on my to do list!
14. Watermelon Cowl Infinity Scarf at Horizontal Designs
There is nothing quite like WATERMELON. The pattern is named after the vibrant colors of a watermelon – using the suggested pink and green yarn will add a pop of color to this fun and warm infinity scarf. This design could use a brighter green like Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn Malachite for my liking if it’s going to be called watermelon. But, that’s what’s great about crocheting and anything DIY in that matter. You can make it to suit you or the person you’re creating it for.
This colorful cowl can be a great way to approach summer or spring. With a wide neckline, it is worn off the shoulders. Claire also includes an adjustable flower with a hidden button in the pattern, that way the style can be changed on the fly to suit your mood. Neato!
15. Free Chunky Cowl Crochet Pattern with Buttons at Diana Button
It is different from the usual cowls since it has a button. Have fun with the color and/or buttons. Best of all this bulky yarn button cowl can be made in under two hours. Although there are numerous scarf patterns available, this one definitely stands out! I like the idea of this in Bernat Softee Chunky in cream.
16. Bernat Crochet Bear Hood at Yarnspirations
There is nothing cuter than bear ears on kids clothes if you ask me! This design is a must complete not just because its adorable; it’s super functional! You can have a hat and a neck warmer all in one. This design is free and made with Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.
Go On and Give It A Try
These amazing bulky yarn crochet patterns are a great way to throw a gift to a friend or for personal use. Check out all the different ideas above and pick something to start on using bulky yarn. Feel free to share with us your finished pattern in the comment section below. Happy crocheting!
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my toddler however, that is typically a challenge with her limited attention span, messiness, and desire to always have clean hands. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and fond memory for the both of us.