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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.