These 14 super bulky yarn crochet patterns are great for when you want to make something truly magnificent on the hook.
People usually associate thick, chunky garments and blankets with knitting, but the humble crochet hook can be just as, if not more, mighty than the knitting needle, and I’m going to prove it!
Sure, a lot of crochet projects take more of a loose and lacy approach, but all you need to do is load up on super bulky yarn and equip yourself with a 9-14mm hook, and you’re ready to supersize your creations.
So, to give you a little bit of big inspiration, I’ve gathered the most beautiful, super bulky yarn crochet patterns I could find into this one place for your viewing pleasure. Let’s get chunky!
14 Beautiful Super Bulky Yarn Crochet Patterns
North Ridge Bulky Crochet Cowl Pattern
The North Ridge Crochet Cowl is one of my family’s go to pieces on those frigid days. The fabric has substance to keep it’s shape and stay put around the ears and neck.
This crochet neck warmer is perfect for the guys and girls in your life. The pattern is written in size toddler to XL adult to fit most members of your family.
This Way That Way Bulky Hat Crochet Pattern
And with my This Way, That Way hat, both side are visually intriguing. I often gift these hats with either side facing out – it’s like a 2-for-1 pattern.
The Chrysalis Thick and Cozy Crochet Cowl Pattern
Cowls are one of my favorite things to wear in cold weather. They are like a scarf, but I don’t have to worry about the ends dangling, getting caught, or in my case, getting dirty while outside in the garden. The chrysalis is a stunning crochet cowl pattern that combines a nice thick bulky yarn and a combination of half double crochet and double treble crochet stitches.
The Super Chunky Blanket
This insanely chunky blanket is the be-all-end-all of cozy living room accessories. Just imagine sliding into your favorite PJs, brewing yourself a ridiculously large cup of hot cocoa, throwing on your shows, and swaddling yourself up in this weighted son of a stitch — pure heaven! You’ll never want to leave your house again, at least not without this beastly blanket wrapped around you.
As if the mere thought of snuggling up with this mega blanket wasn’t enough to inspire you to give the pattern a go, it’s also incredibly easy to make, and as the yarn is so dang thick, you’ll blaze through it in record time.
What’s more, the maker of the pattern, one Made With A Twist, has a super customer-kind ethos and tests out all of her patterns for clarity with multiple crochet artists before putting them up for sale. Plus, if there are any particularly tricky parts to her designs, she includes photo tutorials and offers email support — thanks, Made With A Twist. You’re the best!
The Polly Cardigan
Don’t get me wrong, I love a nice thin cardigan. They’re smart, they’re elegant, they keep you at just the right temperature, but for me, there’s simply no substitute for a big ol’ chunky one. I’m talking Kurt Cobain style, the bigger, the better, and this, my friend, is as chunky as they come!
But it’s not just the pure bulk of this cardigan that makes it so great…it’s the pockets! Not just any pockets — gigantic, kangaroo-pouch pockets…two of ‘em. Seriously, take a look at them. Throw out your backpack, throw out your clutch, these are all you need.
I see this beautifully beefy garment pairing well with a deep couch, a room temp glass of Merlot, and whatever guilty-pleasure TV show you’re currently low-key obsessing over.
And to sweeten the deal, the creator of the Polly, i love tinderbox, offers a discount if you purchase 3, 5, or 8 patterns, so if you like their stuff, load up your cart, and snag yourself a bargain!
The Jasmine Pants
We’re staying with i love tinderbox at number three because these Jasmine pants are to die for! Picture your favorite cozy pair of sweats…pretty nice, right? Okay now imagine that they were made out of a super soft, super bulky yarn — pure heaven!
Well, my crochet comrade, that’s exactly what the Jasmine pants are all about. They’re the ultimate staying in pants.
Slide out of bed, slide out of your pajamas, and slide straight into these; it’s time for a lazy day full of self-care, cozy vibes, and relaxation.
As i love tinderbox points out, you don’t have to stick with bulky yarn if you don’t want to. The pattern is designed to accommodate pretty much any gauge, so no matter your preferences, you can make the Jasmine Pants that you both need and deserve.
The Mandala Cape
Forget Joseph’s technicolor dream coat, I’m all about this technicolor dream cape. Packed with color and positively brimming with customizable options, this cape will make you feel like a new-age superhero whose powers include, super style and super crochet skills.
Honestly, I’ve been waiting for a socially acceptable way to bring the cape into my wardrobe for years now, and I think this might just be the ticket. I know it’s a little rustic, so it’s probably not for everyone, but if you’ve got some super bulky yarn to spare, I heartily encourage you to give the Mandala Cape pattern a whirl.
The Slouchy Hat
I know they’ve sort of had their day in the sun already, but when one this drop-dead gorgeous comes along, it’s time to reinvent the trend timeline and bring the slouchy hat back from the brink of obscurity.
It’s bulky, it’s beautiful, it’s the perfect cure for a bad hair day, and as a bonus, it’s super easy to crochet — woo!
The Kristen Scarf
Anyone can minute-a-mile themselves a big old chunky scarf and come out with a pretty nice finished product, but with a unique and innovative design, the Kristen Scarf brings something truly unique to the table.
It’s designed to wrap around your neck twice, providing an adequate shield against the bitterest of colds, but it also has a pretty ribbon-like tie to hold it perfectly in place when the winter winds try to rattle your cage and ruin your look.
The Miner’s Vest
I don’t know how this came out so beautifully, because on paper, a super thick crochet vest with an oversized turtleneck sounds, well…kind of awful, but take a look, folks…it’s stunning.
It’s a testament to the creator’s vision and crochet chops that they were able to pull off something I can only describe as chainmail chic.
The Marissa Cowl and the Chevron Scarf
You’re getting a twofer here at number 8 with the Marissa Cowl and the Chevron Scarf, two exquisitely designed and astoundingly beautiful garments from the genius crochet creator that is swell amy.
For those that aren’t sure what a cowl is, it’s essentially just a nice, cozy scarf that can be pulled up over your head and used as a hood. They’re not too common these days, but they’re a godsend when a winter chill is buffeting your ears.
As for the Chevron Scarf, it’s just a stunning garment with some serious length, so you can wrap yourself up snug as a bug in a rug and enjoy a brisk winter’s walk without catching your death. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention the ridiculously strong tassel game here too.
The Ulyne Unicorn
I know that deep down, we all just want to be unicorns, which is why this super bulky Ulyne Unicorn pattern really hits the spot.
Complete with mittens, a scarf, a hood, unicorn horn, ears, and a mane, it’s nothing short of breathtaking. Sure, it was designed for kids, but who’s to say we big kids can’t enjoy a little bit of magic too, ay?
The Wick Cardigan
As I mentioned earlier, I’m an absolute sucker for a super bulky cardigan, so my eyes basically popped out of my skull when I stumbled across this absolute beauty!
Stretching down to just above the knees due to the sheer weight of the yarn, it’s a slouchy, snugly masterpiece. You know those blustery days when you feel like you just want to wear your blanket? Well, the Wick Cardigan is the next best thing.
There you have it, folks, 10 amazingly beautiful crochet patterns that utilize that super bulky yarn you’ve had for ages but never found a use for. Now you can clear a space for stuff you really need, like more yarn…loads and loads of yarn.