When designing Squish, a fab one skein cowl, I came up with a brand new stitch – at least, it’s new to me! It creates a ton of texture, and a light, springy, but solid fabric. And I’m calling it the Split Bullion Stitch!
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How to Crochet the Split Bullion Stitch (Right Handed)
How to Crochet the Split Bullion Stitch (Left Handed)
As Seen In This Video (click for more info!)
- Clover Amour US – M/N, 9.00 mm hook
- Lion Brand Scarfie (Bulky/5) in Cream/Black
- Squish – one skein cowl pattern
As described in the Squish pattern, the Split Bullion, abbreviated spbs is made as follows:
Yo 6 times, insert hook in first indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 4 loops (5 loops remain on hook), yo, insert hook in next indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook.
So like a regular Bullion Stitch, you start with a whole bunch of yarn overs, and pull through several of them at once. But this stitch splits the yarn overs into two parts, worked into two different stitches or spaces, finishing as one stitch. In order to avoid decreasing, the “legs” of the stitch share space with the stitches before and after, and a ch-1 is worked between each spbs.
If you’d like to play with this stitch in your own creations, or make Squish longer or shorter, you can start with any multiple of 2, plus 1 for the turning chain. So if you’re starting with foundation stitches, just a multiple of 2!
I hope you enjoy this tutorial! As you can see, the stitches can be a little fiddly – particularly when slowed down for the camera. But with a bit of practice and determination, you too can make Squish!