Knitting craft websites with free bulky yarn patterns include AllFreeKnitting.com, KnittingPatternsGalore.com and CrochetPatternsGalore.com. These sites have a number of patterns available for download including sweaters, afghans, accessories, baby clothing and toys.
The Craft Yarn Council includes chunky, craft and rug yarns under its definition of bulky yarns. These typically have a knitting gauge range of 12 to 15 stitches in stockinette stitch worked over 4 inches.The CYC recommends knitters use U.S. needle sizes 9 to 11 with bulky yarns. Bulky yarn has a crochet gauge range of 8 to 11 stitches in single crochet worked over 4 inches. Knitters should use U.S. crochet hooks K-10 1/2 to M-13 for this yarn.