20 Basic Crochet Stitches

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These different basic crochet stitches are the fundamentals to becoming an inventive crocheter. You could use these crochet stitches for blankets or a multitude of other projects. #SingleCrochetStitch #TunisianCrochet #BasicCrrochetStitches

If you’ve been a little bored with crochet lately and have been looking for some unique crochet stitches, this list will be your go to.

You could use these crochet stitches for blankets or a multitude of other projects.

From easy crochet stitches suitable for beginner crochet to some more advanced options, anyone can find a stitch to spark creativity in them.

Explore all the options out there and spice up your patterns with these spunky crochet stitches.

Single Crochet Stitch

The single crochet stitch is the simplest stitch to learn how to crochet.  It’s quick and easy and can be worked in rounds as well as rows. Combining it with different crochet stitches can result in some fun results.

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Double Crochet Stitch

This is one of the most basic crochet stitches. It’s essential for completing patterns and moving forward in beginner crochet. You can use this to make granny squares or the v stitch which you’ll learn more about later.

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Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half double crochet is one of those easy crochet stitches when you first learn to crochet. It’s a little shorter than a double crochet stitch but follows the same steps.  This stitch is great for textured bags or detailed sweaters.

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Treble Crochet Stitch

This stitch is one of the taller crochet stitches. It’s 4 chains tall and just takes a bit of repetition. If you’re looking to work up a pattern quickly, try the treble crochet stitch. This stitch would work well for a loose crochet blanket.

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Slip Stitch Crochet

This is traditionally used as a joining stitch when crocheting in the round. However, you can easily crochet a hat or even an afghan blanket with the technique. It can also be used to create flat invisible stitches. This stitch serves many purposes.

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Moss Stitch (Granite Stitch)

The moss stitch crochet stitch is made up of two of your basic crochet stitches. The single crochet stitch and the chain stitch. Through using these two easy stitches, you can make the textured moss stitch. It goes by many names, the granite stitch and woven stitch to name a few.

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Granny Stripe Stitch

This stitch consists of the double crochet stitch, the single crochet stitch and the slip stitch. A crochet stitch guide might be helpful when you come across this stitch. It’s most commonly used in patterns on how to crochet a blanket.

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Elizabeth Stitch

The Elizabeth stitch is one of those really unique crochet stitches. It’s also been called the mini bean stitch because of the raised rounded shapes the stitches make. It looks intimidating but it’s really easy to learn and is absolutely beautiful.

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Star Stitch

The star stitch creates a beautiful star or flower shapes in the fabric. It’s condensed and squishy. One of the most perfect crochet stitches for blankets.  It would look beautiful in a baby’s or child’s room.

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Puff Stitch

The puff stitch is so much fun to work up. As far as unique crochet stitches go, this one is super easy too. It creates soft puffs on your fabric. Like mini clouds. This texture looks great in scarves or blankets. I even think it would make a sweater more modern.

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Shell Stitch

If you’re looking for one of the most unique crochet stitches, try out the shell stitch. It’s so simple to learn to crochet this stitch but it looks really impressive. It starts with single crochet. You can begin with fsc if you know how. Then you go into the stitch pattern!

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Primrose Stitch

Learn how to crochet the primrose stitch with this simple tutorial. It uses chain stitches and the double crochet stitch. There are few crochet stitches as beautiful as this one. Use it to dress up childrenswear patterns or make a delicate washcloth set.

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Cluster Stitch

This stitch pattern focuses on the single crochet stitch. Because it mainly uses this stitch it’s suitable for even beginner crochet. Pay attention to your placement of stitches and you’ll be able to create a thick fabric with the cluster stitch.  

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Lemon Peel Stitch

This stitch uses only basic crochet stitches to achieve something that looks really complex. After a couple of rows, you’ll be crocheting full projects with this easy to learn the stitch. It’s also known as the grit stitch. You can find tutorials under both names.

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Popcorn Stitch

This is a variation of several different crochet stitches. I’m sure you’ve heard of the puff and bobble stitch. While they are similar, the popcorn stitch requires the most yarn. All of these make great crochet stitches for blankets. Try popcorn out.

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Waistcoat Stitch

This is one of those easy crochet stitches. It’s flat unlike some of the more textured stitches on this list. It’s as easy as the single crochet stitch. The key is working into the posts instead of the loops.

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V Double Crochet Stitch

This stitch would make a beautiful afghan blanket. The crochet stitch guide creates what looks like little v’s all throughout the work. You’ll need to know how to use the double crochet stitch to achieve this pattern.

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Side Saddle Stitch

This isn’t as simple as the moss stitch crochet pattern but it’s worth it once you see how gorgeous it is. It uses several stitches and clusters to create a unique design. Master how to crochet a blanket with this stunning stitch.

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Picot Single Crochet

This is a fun variation on the single crochet stitch. Create this raised stitch using single crochet and chains, and some creative twists to the classics. It has a similar look to Tunisian crochet but without all the special tools. If you haven’t heard of Tunisian crochet, check out this article on it and learn about all the fun stitches. If you want the simplicity of crochet with the drape of knit, you’ll love it.

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Aligned Cobble Stitch  

The symmetry of this stitch would work beautifully with a crochet blanket. As long as you can sc and treble crochet, you will be able to master this stitch. It’s made up of basic crochet stitches that you probably already know.

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These different crochet stitches are the fundamentals to become an inventive crocheter. If you’ve mastered the basic crochet stitches, you’ll be able to stitch these up in no time.

If you’re a visual learner, consider looking up a crochet stitch guide to help you see what you’re doing. Don’t be intimidated by something you haven’t tried before.

I encourage you to try the stitch you’re most intimidated by.

That’s how we grow.

Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments! I can’t wait to read about your experiences.

 

22 Comments

22 Comments on 20 Basic Crochet Stitches

  1. Neida
    April 11, 2019 at 5:36 AM (2 years ago)

    I,ll practice them in order to make a choice. Thanks for your help.

    Reply
    • Vivien Towgood
      November 21, 2020 at 9:04 PM (8 months ago)

      Hi I am wanting to learn how to read crochet patterns I know how to crochet but I don’t know all the stitches I am keen to learn

      Reply
  2. Kitty
    November 23, 2019 at 7:24 PM (2 years ago)

    Thanks for these examples of different stitches! A few are new to me so I do want
    to try.

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    • Ali
      April 26, 2021 at 1:14 PM (3 months ago)

      Me too! This is soooo exciting! All these stitches are gorgeous!

      Reply
  3. Pat
    February 12, 2020 at 6:12 PM (1 year ago)

    Thanks for posting. Can’t wait to try them.

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  4. Charlotte Pollog
    April 1, 2020 at 11:55 AM (1 year ago)

    Just learning and will start with the simple ones.

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    • Anonymous
      August 18, 2020 at 10:46 AM (11 months ago)

      such a beautiful and awsome stitches right

      Reply
  5. Lisa
    April 21, 2020 at 8:23 PM (1 year ago)

    This is great info. I’m a knitter but wanted to always learn to crochet Just started yesterday and didn’t realize how many different stitches there are. Thanks

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  6. Anonymous
    June 10, 2020 at 7:35 AM (1 year ago)

    I love this I will try with the simple ones first

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  7. Sylvia
    July 27, 2020 at 2:49 AM (12 months ago)

    I love the stitches. I’m just a beginner,so I’ll start with the simple ones.
    I still have a lot to learn though Nd thanks for the name of the stitches.

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  8. Mwaniki Sarah
    August 7, 2020 at 12:03 PM (12 months ago)

    Wow,,thanks for your help,these stitches are really amazing

    Reply
  9. Anita Lang
    September 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM (11 months ago)

    I am using different colors in a child’s blanket. What is the best way to join to strands of yarn of different skeins?

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    • Elaine Gray
      February 18, 2021 at 6:37 PM (5 months ago)

      Google the fisherman’s knot

      Reply
  10. Donna Stafford-Skare
    October 14, 2020 at 2:06 AM (9 months ago)

    Thank you SO much! I’ve been crocheting for more than 50 years, but have been using the old favourites..sc, dc, sdc for Ever! I will now elaborate and excel!

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  11. rafizah
    October 18, 2020 at 9:59 PM (9 months ago)

    love the stitches

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  12. Kris Lewis
    October 29, 2020 at 1:40 AM (9 months ago)

    I like all of these and I tried half of its but now i will crochet all of these,I like the primrose stitch I want to be crochet king

    -Thank u very for giving this

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  13. Shadha Fathima
    November 15, 2020 at 5:43 PM (8 months ago)

    Thank you so much😊… Its very informative. And I am
    Begginer. Wanna try all stitches.Once again
    Thank you so much…😍😍😍

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  14. Stacie Starzynski
    December 13, 2020 at 6:22 AM (7 months ago)

    Love these stitches and how well you demonstrate them! My grandmother taught me the basics 40 years ago. I found my set of needles and started making basic shawls for our church – your site is my go to place for new stitches. Your tutorials are so helpful! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  15. Jacy King
    January 3, 2021 at 3:10 AM (7 months ago)

    Just started learning the moss stitch one. I was taught how to crochet at the age of 7 and now I am 13 and making so many of the same pattern that I wanted to try something new! Thank you for showing how to do so many beautiful patterns. I am currently working on the moss stitch. I was taught the double stitch all my life lol.

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  16. Suzan Swai
    March 13, 2021 at 5:17 AM (4 months ago)

    First of all thanks a lot. I would like to know one thing each types of crotchet stitch its own type of yarn? Or I can use whatever?

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  17. Khaleedah
    June 9, 2021 at 11:59 AM (2 months ago)

    Wow i love this work.

    I now understand crocheting

    Reply
  18. Laura
    July 5, 2021 at 7:23 PM (3 weeks ago)

    I started a blanket with the bernat baby blanket yarn… before I started I asked for suggestions on what stitch to use as it was my first time with this yarn and someone suggested some kind of cloud stitch… Just wondering does anyone know what stitch that is? I need to find my pattern back

    Reply

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