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50+ Free Knitting Patterns Made with Bulky Weight Yarn

From chunky scarf patterns to oversized knit accessories, you'll find everything you need to stay warm with these bulky weight knitting patterns.

By: Morgan Metcalf, Editor,
Updated February 06, 2018
50 Free Knitting Patterns Made with Bulky Weight Yarn

As the days grow shorter and the seasons shift to something a bit chillier, we enter into a knitter's paradise — otherwise known as knitting season. As it gets colder, you have to adjust your knitting projects to fit more with the weather change. It's time to put away your lightweight knits and grab up your larger needles and bulky weight yarn.

Cowls and hats will take you no time at all. Even knitted afghans knit up in a jiffy with bulkier yarn! The decrease in completion time isn't the only thing bulky yarn patterns are good for. Many of these warm and cozy knits can also double as knitted gifts for anyone on your list. Below, we've compiled a few of our patterns made with bulky weight yarn to get you started. So, what are you waiting for?

Bring on the bulky knits and get ready to bundle up in style this winter! We have the perfect free knitting pattern for everyone and anyone. You will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive collection of bulky weight knitting patterns. Whether you're interested in working up a thick knit scarf or a nice and cozy hat pattern, you can find the perfect free knitting pattern made with bulky weight yarn in no time.

PLUS: Learn how to knit a bulky hat by checking out the video below.

How to Knit a Sweater with Bulky Weight Yarn

Painted Glass Sweater

A cool weather staple is the sweater, so get started today on a knit you can wear again and again. These beautiful knit sweater patterns are easy-to-follow. You'll have a new sweater in your closet in no time at all. And how beautiful do homemade knits look on your shelf?

Plus, knitting a sweater is an amazing skill that will impress everyone you meet, so there's no reason to try one as soon as you can. After you finish, you'll be full of pride, and you can tell everyone you know!

How to Knit a Scarf with Bulky Weight Yarn

Dewdrop Scarf

When the temperature drops and the wind picks up, you're going to want some extra protection. Learn how to knit a scarf with one of these knit scarf patterns.

From infinity scarves to long scarves, to lace to stripes, everything you need is here. Who knows? You just may find yourself a new go-to scarf. 

How to Knit a Hat with Bulky Weight Yarn

Ice Cream Sundae Hat

Don't know how to make a knit hat? Not a problem! It won't take you long to get the hang of things, and soon you'll be on your way to having a hat or two for yourself.

Bulky yarn hats are really the best because they knit up so fast. Before you know it, you are at the crown, finishing off the pattern. Then the fun part starts: with some patterns, you get to add a pompom!

Fashionable Bulky Knitted Accessories

Stashbuster Boot Cuffs

Why buy what you can just knit? Tackle one of these simple knitted accessories to add that special finishing touch to all of your outfits.

Plus, you'll feel much more accomplished after finishing one of these great patterns than you would after just buying an accessory. This patterns will beautifully enhance your stylish wardrobe. 

Knitting for Baby with Bulky Weight Yarn

Little Gentleman Cardigan

Knitting for baby is always so much fun. There are just so many patterns to get yourself into for those darling little ones. With these easy knitting patterns you can keep baby both stylish and warm. And so adorable. 

And, since these patterns work up fast, you have more time to spend snuggling or playing with your little one. 

BONUS! Easy Knitting Projects Made with Super Bulky Weight Yarn

Country Cottage Blanket

Ready for something even quicker and warmer? When the weather outside is frightful, take on these easy knitting patterns each complete with super bulky weight yarn and large needles. With such a combination, you'll be binding off these precious quick knits in no time at all.

From glamorous infinity scarves to warm and cozy afghans, these super bulky knits make the perfect gift for anyone— yourself included.

Why do you love working with bulky weight yarn? Leave a comment below!

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I love knitting with bulky yarn! It makes projects go so much faster, plus I really like the look of bulky yarn. Thanks for the ideas!

I really like that you have compiled a list of patterns made with bulky yarn. Bulky yarn is perfect when it is cold outside because it is warm and works up quickly, which makes it good for gift projects, too. I really love working with it, but honestly I sometimes I just don't know what to make with it. This post definitely solves that problem. Thank you.

This is such a great collection of patterns! I love that they're all in one place. Bulky (or super bulky) yarn is my favorite to work with because I'm too impatient to knit smaller, ha!

I love working with bulky weight yarn because it works up quickly and it has a soft and luxurious feel.


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