Crochet was once a necessary life skill for people who needed clothes, blankets, and other home items. Now, it’s resurfacing as an art form. People of all ages love to make beautiful projects with their own spin on them. There are endless crochet stitches to learn to add more skill and complexity to your projects.
1. Block Stitch
The block stitch, or brick stitch, gets its name because it looks like bricks being stacked up on a wall. This simple stitch consists of a main color and an accent color. It’s a great way to add texture to your projects. One incredible thing about a block stitch is that the resulting fabric doesn’t have large holes in between stitches, so it’s a good option for projects that need more coverage.
2. Popcorn Stitch
The popcorn stitch is a great way to add interest and texture to your projects. As the name implies, it results in a fabric-like image similar to popcorn-like “humps.” It’s perfect for blankets, scarves, and other similar projects. Popcorn stitches have a lot of personality and are especially eye-catching with their unusual texture and design.
3. Chevron Stitch
Chevron is just a fancy way of describing zig-zags. Chevon stitches are great for detailed work that’s all the rage among people who crochet. What’s more, it’s a super easy stitch to learn without special tools or even advanced skills. But it looks detailed and intricate, so it will impress without a lot of effort.
4. Entrelac Stitch
Entrelac stitches create patterns with bright varying colors. They’re very striking and people everywhere love them. You’ll need to know the basics of Tunisian crochet, but once you master that, entrelac stitches will be a piece of cake. Entrelac is a new trend in crochet after being adopted from knitting. It’s a great way to produce projects that are bright, colorful, and eye-catching.
5. Puff Stitch
Puff stitch, as you can imagine, results in puffy fabric that’s perfect for blankets and clothing items. It’s an adorable, old-fashioned look and really easy to learn. It just takes some knowledge of working with half double crochet and keeping your stitches nice and loose. Puff stitches are ideal for making fabric that looks cozy and stylish all at once. You can also use it for decorative items like throws, mats, and other things.
6. Granny Spike Stitch
This stitch has the perfect name because it’s used to make those big-holed blankets your grandma always had. Of course, it can also make many other things. The granny spike stitch is a more complex version of a traditional granny stitch, where you’ll work with groups of three threads and in chain spaces. This also means that there are no holes in the fabric at all, offering a large amount of coverage.
7. Waffle Stitch
This deliciously-named stitch results in a beautifully-textured fabric. It’s not difficult: it simply requires double crochet stitches and front posts. But the greatest advantage is that it looks incredibly detailed and difficult, so you will be sure to impress with your skills. Once you get it down, you’ll be waffling away in no time with the most stunning results.
8. Sweet Rosette Stitch
This stitch earns its name from the curled rosette look it produces when completed. You can use this stitch for blankets, household items, and more. It’s also intended to be used with colorful or variegated yarn, creating projects with the most stunning effect. It’s like crocheting multicolored flowers.
9. Spike Stitch
If you want a design that looks really sophisticated but takes almost no time at all learn how to do a spike stitch. You can be a complete beginner and still master this stitch. All it takes is completing single crochets in alternating long and short patterns.
10. Moss Stitch
This stitch, which is also called a granite stitch, is made by combining single crochet with a chain stitch. It’s super easy and makes for a smooth, beautiful fabric. It’s a perfect stitch for projects like blankets, gloves, hats, and more.
11. Thick and Thin Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch
This super unique stitch makes a highly-textured fabric with a lot of personality. There’s no special stitching involved. All you have to do is use a regular front loop single crochet stitch. The uniqueness comes from using two different yarns of completely different sizes to make a fun and varying texture.
12. Basic V Stitch
The basic V stitch creates a pattern that looks incredibly delicate and lacy, with medium-sized gaps. It involves a couple of steps. To do a basic V stitch, you’ll combine three stitches — double crochet, a chain stitch, and another double crochet, in that order. The result is beautiful doily-like fabric worthy of your grandmother’s living room.
13. Basic Shell Stitch
The basic shell stitch produces the classic shell pattern that you’ll probably recognize from blankets. It’s very retro, but it’s now returning to popularity. It’s also a great choice for edges and borders. There’s no one way to make a shell stitch because the term actually refers to any pattern that combines stitches to gather them into the classic shell design.
14. Pineapple Stitch
This fun crochet stitch is unique, iconic, and retro. It’s a throwback to old designs used to make lace, and it looks absolutely beautiful. Like a shell stitch, there are many different ways to capture pineapple stitches. You can find the one that works best for you. Pineapple stitches are perfect for making delicate designs for lace, doilies, and more.
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