Crochet Stitches. Sigh. How I love them! Find a gorgeous crochet stitch pattern and you are well on your way to an amazing afghan, pillow or sweater! Meet some of my favorite crochet stitches!
What Are the Main ?
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How Many Different Are There?
I like to divide the topic of into two groups:
combinations use those familiar in different ways. There are endless ways to combine and work for different patterns.
For instance, you can work in a in various combinations. My posts on (featuring heights like the )and parts of a crochet are helpful resources., around a or even work in a in a prior row. You can combine stitches of different heights into the same row such as working a or a
combinations are the focus of this post. And if you’ve looking for some to get you out of a rut, you’re going to love this list!
I really love to see and learn new patterns! Sometimes it’s just a combination of that catch my eye. Other times it’s all in the special placement of hook and that gets my little loving soul! It’s a special kind of eye candy, I think, this delicious collection of !
This collection of more than 30 is a combination of my own tutorials and my favorite tutorials from other designers, perfect for your next . You’re sure to find your next favorite !
Remember, the crochet stitches hosted here are part of my amazing new Stitch Dictionary printable collection! You can read how to set up your own amazing Stitch Dictionary Binder right here.
Other links in this collection go directly to tutorials from other designers!
What Should I Crochet?
patterns are a perfect way to dream up your new afghan, , throw pill, bag or pretty much anything else! You can even make squares in your favorite and join them together in a sampler afghan! Or use the stitches to design your own .
What I adore about , , or treble takes on a whole different look! My favorite time spent is kicked back in my recliner, with some good and great company! I love those projects when I can memorize a simple or even add a simple element like a or a into the mix and create something amazing. patterns is that they open up so many possibilities. WIth the perfect combination, a simple
And when an afghan just seems like too much of a project, I’ll incorporate these stitches into a smaller project like a dishcloth or a pillow!
Grab your , some and let’s get !
Gorgeous Crochet Stitches
- The Mixed Cluster crochet stitch by Daisy Farm Crafts would be gorgeous in a baby afghan. I love how a fun yarn and a beautiful stitch combine in this perfect make.
- The Harlequin and the . A great for a warm and cozy scrap blanket! I love the way that reminds me of Kings, Queens, Castles and adventures. This fun pattern mainly uses the Daisy Farm Crafts used rainbow colors to show off this fun !
- I love how an easy combination of double crochet stitches, single crochet stitches and post crochet stitches can make for amazing texture! I combined these 2 fun stitches in my Onward and Upward scrap afghan for this fan favorite. Perfect blending of scrap yarn that doesn’t always suit for other projects plus the stitch combination makes for a very warm blanket! This is an afghan that will be used time and time again!
- I love the look of this braided by Beja.This stitch would make a great placement, table runner, bath matt. Or even a small coaster or a cute bag. Gorgeous!
- This Tulip features one of my favorite Crochet Tulip Stitch and it uses the easy , and ! This naturally forms a scallop border on the edge. Mindless with 2 skeins of inexpensive Ombre for an easy ? Yup.. count me in! combinations of all time, the
- Here’s another crochet stitch with a beautiful scallop edge. Check out this Iris Stitch by the Unraveled Mitten.
- The Larksfoot Stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches. It uses mostly a double crochet and a long double crochet (which is just about where you insert the hook for a normal double crochet stitch). I love how the pattern makes for a perfect scrap afghan. The free crochet pattern, Happy Lark Scrap Afghan, in jewel tones speaks to my soul!
- This variation of the Alpine Stitch by Bellacococrochet is beautiful. Note that this crochet stitch tutorial is in UK terms. You can find a conversion chart for US to UK Crochet terms here. The Alpine Stitch is perfect for a warm and cozy blanket, a winter hat or even a fun and functional crochet bag!
- If you’re looking for fun and fast, this crochet rope stitch might be your new favorite! Perfect for a lacy vibe afghan or a shawl. The possibilities!
- My friend Jessica over at Stitching Together used a variation of the Diamond Lattice stitch to make this sweet Diamond Lace Blanket for her little boy. Isn’t it lovely?
- The Arrow Stitch by the Crochet Crowd is one that makes me just want to reach right through the photo and give that bit of crochet goodness a big ole squishy squeeze! Sigh. So many things I could make with this crochet stitch.. a cozy hat.. maybe a pillow..all the possibilities!
- The texture in this Even Moss Stitch Crochet sample makes me swoon! It works up great as a crochet washcloth pattern but would also make a wonderful coaster or even a baby blanket!
- The Sedge Stitch makes an easy crochet baby afghan. Can you say mindless crochet while watching Netflix? LOVE that! The Sedge Crochet Stitch would also look great in a large afghan, scarf or pillow.
- Oh why oh why is there a called the waffle ? Now I’m ready for breakfast. Again. Sigh. The waffle may look like an , but it really uses a very with the focus on placement of the . Here’s a great tutorial by Heart Hook Home .
- Soft Moss Stitch, how I love thee! This is a perfect stitch for a mindless crochet afghan or dishcloth. Fast, fun and easy to memorize. You’ll love this on your hook! Perfect for an all over baby blanket, afghan or a dishcloth. The fun texture is perfect for your next make!
- This might be a favorite of all the crochet stitches! I love the tweedy look of the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch. If I’m going to be completely honest, it’s not my favorite stitch to make. That tiny little change between a regular half double crochet and a Herringbone HDC slows my roll a little. But I’m willing to sacrifice for the craft, because this is one beautiful stitch!
- The crocodile crochet stitch always makes me think simultaneously of Peter Pan (ya know his ‘hook’ incident) AND a mermaid. It makes me both want to get IN the water AND stay out! I know. I’m weird. But this crocodile stitch tutorial by Bhooked Crochet is awesome! Try it on a bag, fingerless gloves or anywhere you want a ‘dragon scale’ look!
- This Side Saddle Stitch by Make and Do Crew intrigues me so much. It immediately makes me want to pull out my hook and a big skein of yarn to crochet something amazing. Maybe a baptism worthy baby blanket or a cozy shawl or throw… So many possibilities. So many crochet stitches!
- I love an easy stitch with a lot of texture like this Silt Stitch. It’s great for a nubby little dishcloth but would also work up great as a single stitch pattern baby afghan or throw. A mindless make at it’s best.
This bean stitch by Nicki at Nicki’s Homemade Crafts has me thinking all sorts of cozy thoughts. A fall squishy hat for days you need to keep your head warm, but maybe don’t need the full on winter garb. I could also see it in an afghan or scarf too.
- This Crochet Box Stitch by Crochet News has had me intrigued for so long. I love that tumbling block vibe and how the color diamonds attach to the previous round. Delicious. Just delicious. This would be great as a scrap afghan or as a way to show off colors. It’s a showstopper really. One of my all time favorite crochet stitches.
- The Berry Stitch has been on my ‘to make’ list for far too long. I really like how Katie at Salty Pearl Crochet has worked it into a fun washcloth. I love the even bumps which gives any make a lot of texture. And if you’re using it for a crochet dishcloth it would even provide some scrubbing action!
- The Balanced Shell stitch by Heather at The Unraveled Mitten is one of my favorites. I love that it works as a beautiful pattern on its own–maybe as a lacy scarf or shawl. But I also love that you could totally just put that as a border on an otherwise dull blanket to kick it up a notch! Gorgeous.
What do you think so far?? Are you loving all these crochet stitches as much as I am?! There are still even MORE crochet stitches to feast our eyes on! Let’s go!
- Oh the Elizabeth Stitch. I don’t know what I love more… her beautiful NAME or her lovely LOOKS! This great tutorial by Dabbles and Babbles shows you every detail to making your own beautifulness. This would make a gorgeous baby afghan, pillow or crochet bag.
- The crochet crunch stitch by Stitching Together has great texture thanks to the strategy placement of the lowly slip stitch and half double crochet stitch! This is another stitch pattern that’s known by more than one name..but any way you say it, it’s a beauty! Love that bumpy goodness.
- This rice stitch by Heart Hook Home is totally calling my name. What is it saying, you ask? Why it wants to be a dishcloth! Or maybe a hat. Or both. I totally just want to squish it and squeeze it forever.
- I don’t know why, but I think the bead stitch might just be the funnest stitch to make. Maybe ever. I love working AROUND a stitch to make that puffy goodness. Be sure to check out how I used this great crochet stitch in the Blueberry Bead Stitch Beanie. Sigh. Another of my favorite crochet stitches!
- The Diamond stitch by Hopeful Honey reminds me of a pillow my grandmother might have had on her couch. You know the squishy comfortable kind that make you want to stretch right out and take a nap. Sigh. I love this.
- The Star Stitch is a gorgeous textured stitch that looks complicated, but is actually really easy once you learn how. I can’t wait to use this in all kinds of projects!
- In truth, anything by Lucy at Attic 24 is sure to bring a smile to my day. This granny stripe stitch blanket doesn’t disappoint. It is easy and fun and perfect for scraps!
- Blanket Stitch. Yes. Seriously. Someone actually named this crochet stitch the Blanket Stitch! This great tutorial by Mama in a Stitch is going have you thinking all sorts of blanket thoughts. I see so many great possibilities with this stitch. It would look great in a solid color or an ombre. It would also make a great scarf. Fun!
- The linen stitch is another stitch with an identity crisis. You might know it by another name. Me? I know it as the stitch my grandmother used for scrap afghans. She’d make oodles of squares and when she ran out of yarn, she’d make a square with whatever colors she had—matching or not! Then she’s crochet them all into one amazingly warm bit of goodness. Love that!
- Did this Waistcoat stitch aka the knit stitch by Make and Do Crew fool you into thinking it was NOT crochet? This little stitch gets its amazing effect by one simple change in where you work a single crochet. Amazing, right?
- The Harvest Stitch by Dessert Blossom Crafts is another beautiful textured stitch. I really love those puff stitches!
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Do you have a favorite I missed? What is the prettiest ? Which cool will you try first? Will you incorporate one into your next ? Let me know in the comments!