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Crochet Stitch Directory

Find all the different stitches available with this crochet stitch library!

By: Krista Childers for
Updated February 06, 2018

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.

If there is a video or a written tutorial, it is mentioned and linked in the description. Start with those and then click on the gray button to explore patterns.

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 directory would be helpful for readers.

Chain Stitch

How to Crochet the Chain 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.

Double Crochet

How to Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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.

Triple Crochet

How to Triple Crochet Video Tutorial

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!

Cable Stitch

Cable Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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.

Shell Stitch

Vintage Crochet Shell Stitch

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.

Basketweave Stitch

How to Crochet a Basketweave Stitch

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.

Popcorn Stitch

How to Crochet: Popcorn Stitch

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.

Seed Stitch

Crocheting the Seed Stitch

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

How to Crochet: 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

Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorial

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

How to Single Crochet Video Tutorial

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

How to Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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.


How to Crochet the V Stitch

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 Stitch

How to Crochet: Tunisian Stitch

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.

Bobble Stitch

How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch

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.

Picot Stitch

How to Crochet a Picot Stitch

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.

Ripple Stitch

How to Crochet the Granny Ripple Stitch Tutorial

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!

Puff Stitch

How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Tutorial

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.

Crocodile Stitch

Edit Crocodile Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The crocodile stitch is one of those crochet stitches that you will know 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.

Pineapple Stitch

Pineapple Cascade Baby Dress

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

Corner to Corner Crochet Stitch

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.

Cluster Stitch

How To Crochet The Cluster Stitch

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.

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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!

I always find it easier to search for new projects when they are sorted by stitch.


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