Top Crochet Techniques for Working with Chunky Yarn

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If you have some chunky yarn on your hands, you should celebrate as this thick yarn works great for some of the most common crochet techniques out there. This article will be covering how to do the best chunky yarn techniques, including the double crochet, half-double crochet, and front post stitches.

Read on to learn how to put that chunky yarn to use.

Double Crochet Stitch (US terminology), Treble Stitch (UK terminology)

Of all the best chunky yarn techniques, this is probably the one that is easiest for beginners to do. You need to start with a slipknot and make a foundation chain as your base for the stitch.

Next, yarn over the hook, and then put your hook through the third chain away from the hook. Yarn over once more before pulling the hook through the third chain you previously put your hook through.

Yarn over another time, and then pull your hook through the first two loops on your hook. After that, yarn over one last time, and pull your hook through the remaining two loops on the hook. Your stitch is now complete.

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Half-Double Crochet Stitch (US terminology), Half-Treble Stitch (UK terminology)

To create a half-double crochet stitch with your chunky yarn, start with a slipknot, and then make a foundation chain of any length.

Next, yarn over the hook, and then put your hook through the third chain away from the hook. Yarn over once more before pulling the hook through the third chain you previously put your hook through.

Yarn over another time, and then pull your hook through all of the loops on your hook. Your stitch is now complete.

Front Post Double Crochet Stitch (US terminology), Front Post Treble Stitch (UK terminology)

Of the three crochet techniques included in this article, this is probably the most complicated. However, fear not, as it is still simple to do, especially if you think of it as just a double crochet stitch that is wound around the post.

Start how you would with a double crochet by yarning over, and then place your hook underneath the next stitch’s post, approaching from the front. After that, bring the yarn around before pulling it through.

At this point, there should be three loops present on the hook. Yarn over, and bring your hook through two loops, and then yarn over once more before putting your hook through the other two loops. Now you have a front post stitch.

Final Notes

It can be confusing to read about how to do different crochet techniques, but once you start the actual crocheting process, it makes much more sense. You will get the hang of how to create all of the crochet stitches included in this article and become an expert in no time.

From blankets and cushions to beanies and scarves, the number of creative options you have for using your chunky yarn is almost endless. Whatever sort of creation you have in mind, you can use this article as a starting point for figuring out a good crochet stitch to use for it.

 

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