Crochet Stitch Directory: 26 Stitch Patterns
Find the most popular different stitches available with this crochet stitch library!
If you want to find crochet patterns by stitch, then make sure you bookmark this Crochet Stitch Directory. We will keep adding to the list as more stitches become popular, but there's already so many tutorials and patterns to last a lifetime.
This crochet stitch guide starts off with the basic stitches and, as you explore down the page, you will find classic, unique, or complex stitches to try.
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As a crocheter, you probably know how nice it is to have a library of stitches and free patterns using those stitches. Since it isn't easy to find, we thought this crochet stitch dictionary-style page would be helpful for readers.
Curious about how many crochet stitches there are? So were we. Check out our page, How Many Crochet Stitches are There? to see a list of every stitch!
Chaining is the first step for starting crochet. It is possible to crochet a chainless foundation but otherwise, you will need to learn how to chain (ch). It's a simple stitch to learn and practice. We even have a Chain Stitch Video Tutorial for visual learners.
Watch our How to Double Crochet Video Tutorial to learn how to work up a beautiful crochet piece. This tag page also has tons of other tutorials, patterns, and videos to help you learn. Double crochet is a basic stitch that is abbreviated as dc.
Another basic crochet stitch, triple crochet has long rows that make your project work up quickly. Triple crochet is also known as treble crochet and is abbreviated as tr. Watch our How to Triple Crochet Video Tutorial and click to find more!
The cable stitch is a beautiful pattern that resembles cabling, thus the name. Watch our video version of a Cable Stitch Crochet Tutorial to learn. Click to find many ways to use this stitch, from head warmers and gloves to pillows and blankets.
One of the most unique crochet stitches, the shell is named after the shapes that are created as you work it up. It would fit perfectly on a beach! We have many videos for this stitch, including a gorgeous Vintage Crochet Shell Stitch tutorial.
This How to Crochet a Basketweave Stitch tutorial shows you step-by-step how to create this classic stitch. Once you see basketweave crochet, you will be able to spot it easily every time. It looks like a wicker basket yet it is done with yarn.
When you see the popcorn stitch, you will know why it has that name. Watch our How to Crochet: Popcorn Stitch video tutorial to learn this unique stitch. If you have a lot of yarn you want to use up, this stitch is a great option for you to try.
Also known as the moss stitch, the simple and pretty crochet seed stitch works up beautifully and can be used for all sorts of projects. From headbands and hats to baskets and afghans, click to find all the incredible things to crochet using it.
Catherine Wheel Stitch
The Catherine Wheel stitch is such a beautiful and aesthetically-pleasing design. Watch the video for the Catherine Wheel Stitch from our sister site, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns. Then click to find more exceptional circular patterns to make.
Broomstick Lace Stitch
Delicate and distinctive, the broomstick lace stitch will transform any project into something museum-worthy. We have a Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorial for you to watch and learn, along with so many pretty patterns you will want to check out.
Single crochet is the basic stitch you will want to learn after mastering chaining. Watch our How to Single Crochet Video Tutorial and click to see all the projects you can make using single crochet (abbreviated as sc). Believe us, this will come in handy.
Half Double Crochet
Watch our How to Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial to learn this crocheter-favorite-stitch. Most crocheters think that half double crochet (abbreviated as hdc) works up the fastest of all basic stitches. It's a basic stitch that is used often.
The V-Stitch is found in many crochet patterns, either alone or combined with other stitches. Work this up and you will see the V-pattern it creates, thus the name. Click for patterns and watch our How to Crochet the V Stitch video to learn.
Tunisian crochet is unique in that it uses a special hook. It's much longer than a traditional hook but isn't difficult to master. It is also known as the afghan stitch. Watch a Tunisian Stitch video tutorial to learn and then check our patterns.
Learn How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch with our video tutorial. You will see how the bobble stitch looks similar to the popcorn and puff stitches. It's one of the crochet stitches that has a ton of dimension and adds a lot to any crochet piece.
The picot stitch creates little peaks and is often used as a border or edging. However, there is still a variety of other patterns that use this stitch as well. Learn How to Crochet a Picot Stitch before you tackle the amazing project ideas here.
The ripple stitch is wildly popular for crochet afghans, but you will also find it in other patterns as well. It's also known as chevron because of the ripple pattern. Learn How to Crochet the Granny Ripple Stitch with our video tutorial, too!
The puff stitch looks similar to the bobble and popcorn stitch but it doesn't have quite the 3D appearance. But it does make a stunning texture. Watch the How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Tutorial and click to see these textural patterns you'll love.
The crocodile stitch is one in this crochet stitch directory that you'll recognize right away. With its distinctive design of "scales," this stitch will turn a crochet project into something special. Click for our video Crocodile Stitch Crochet Tutorial.
You may not be familiar with the pineapple stitch but it is an interesting one you will want to get familiar with right away. When you work this attractive design up, the end result is a dainty crochet creation that resembles pretty pineapples.
Corner to Corner
We have a few corner to corner tutorials, like the one for the main image above or How to Work Corner to Corner Crochet projects. It's more of a technique than stitch but it's so much fun to learn and use for crochet squares up through afghans.
The cute crochet cluster stitch can be used to make everything from granny squares to scarves to hats to afghans. We even have a variation video tutorial for the 2 Double Crochet Cluster Stitch that adds even more pizazz to your cluster project.
The crochet waistcoat stitch is amazing because it resembles knitting. That's why this stitch is also known as the knit stitch. Learn how to crochet the waistcoat stitch and then find lots of projects. This tag page has several tutorials, patterns, and videos to help you learn.
This one might make you hungry. The waffle stitch creates amazing textures with heightened boxes, resembling waffles. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to crochet the waffle stitch. Check the tag page to find all sorts of incredible patterns using this stitch, too.
If your seeing stars, we've done our job! The crochet star stitch is one of the most versatile stitches around. Watch our video tutorial to learn how to crochet the star stitch. Check the tag for this one to find pretty patterns using this stitch.
The crochet tulip stitch is one of the most unique stitches you'll ever see. Also known as rows of tulips, it's stunning. There are even tutorials to learn how to crochet the tulip stitch available. Check the tag pages to find the most gorgeous tulip stitch patterns.
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May 31, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Have been looking for instructions on how to do a Granny Twist 2.
Nov 03, 2018
This is a great beginner crochet stitch directory. I have been at this for a while and when I purchased a book several years ago I took the time to make all of the stitches that was in the book and taped them near the pages as a reference. Since then, when I learn a new technique I create a swatch and tape it into an every growing notebook. Having my own stitch directory has been fun to create if nothing else.
Oct 12, 2018
Being able to see the stitches in a swatch and seeing how they were used in different crochet patterns will probably spark some creative people into making some really nice crochet patterns. I just don't see it that way. I have to rely on the talent of others to create patterns. Sometimes I will modify a pattern just to make it my own by changing the color but that is the extent of my creativity. I praise all of you that are talented enough to create patterns and then share them with the rest of us.
May 23, 2018
Very informative, gives me step by step directions. I love the puff stitch. I have tremendous problem with "turning work". I have tried hundreds of times and still can't get it right either -stitches or stitches, turns out some great TRIANGLES!!!
Mar 14, 2018
If you havent already bookmarked this page, then you need to do so right away. While this doesnt cover every crochet stitch out there, it does cover enough of the basic stitches youre likely to come across in many projects. The stitch tutorials are well executed, and there are several examples of projects that use that particular stitch. Kudos for this one!
Oct 20, 2017
I always find it easier to search for new projects when they are sorted by stitch.
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