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How Many Crochet Stitches Are There?

Learn ALL the crochet stitch patterns! This list of crochet stitches includes every one we've ever heard of! Learn something new today.

Updated May 04, 2020
How Many Crochet Stitches are There

How many crochet stitches are there? Over 150 crochet stitches or "stitch patterns" more accurately have been designed since crochet came to be.

We scoured the internet, crochet books, and guides to find every type of crochet stitch we could. We've compiled them here for your reference!

This crochet stitch guide includes basic crochet stitches, advanced stitches, unique stitches, some of the most common variations you'll see, as well as a few techniques which some think of as "stitches" even though it's a bit more complicated than that.

It's important to note that because crocheters are so clever and there are so many designers out there, a few of these may technically be the same or similar stitch as another.

We tried to include alternative names when possible in our list below. There are various interpretations and that can lead to some confusion or misunderstandings. But, either way, your crochet project will end up being beautiful!

So, if you want to learn a new crochet stitch pattern or simply want to know just how many different crochet stitch patterns are there in this crafting world, we hope you'll enjoy this page.
 

All Crochet Stitches: An Overview

There are over 150 crochet stitches!

Here is a list of every crochet stitch pattern type, in alphabetical order. Standard stitches are in teal, variations are in blue, and techniques are in purple.

  1. Aligned Cobble Crochet Stitch
  2. Alpine Crochet Stitch
  3. Angel Crochet Stitch
  4. Apache Tears Crochet Stitch
  5. Arc Crochet Stitch
  6. Arcade Crochet Stitch
  7. Back and Front Loop Half Double Crochet Stitch
  8. Back Cross Stitch Crochet Stitch
  9. Back Post Crochet Stitch
  10. Back Post Double Crochet Stitch
  11. Balanced Shell Crochet Stitch
  12. Basket Lace Crochet Stitch
  13. Basketweave Crochet Stitch
  14. Bavarian Crochet Stitch
  15. Bean Crochet Stitch
  16. Bear Claw Crochet Stitch
  17. Berry Crochet Stitch
  18. Block Crochet Stitch
  19. Bobble Crochet Stitch
  20. Box Crochet Stitch
  21. Boxed Puff Crochet Stitch
  22. Braided Half Double Crochet Stitch
  23. Brick Crochet Stitch
  24. Broomstick Lace Crochet Stitch
  25. Bullion Crochet Stitch
  26. Cabbage Patch Crochet Stitch
  27. Cable Crochet Stitch
  28. Capital Crochet Stitch
  29. Catherine Wheel Crochet Stitch
  30. Celtic Crochet Stitch
  31. Chain Crochet Stitch
  32. Chevron Crochet Stitch
  33. Cluster Crochet Stitch
  34. Corner to Corner Crochet
  35. Crab Crochet Stitch
  36. Crazy Shell Crochet Stitch
  37. Crocodile Crochet Stitch
  38. Crossed Double Crochet Stitch
  39. Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch
  40. Daisy Crochet Stitch
  41. Diamond Lace Crochet Stitch
  42. Dotted Doubles Crochet Stitch
  43. Double Crochet Cluster Stitch
  44. Double Crochet Stitch
  45. Double Solomon's Knot Crochet Stitch
  46. Drop Crochet Stitch
  47. Elizabeth Crochet Stitch
  48. Extended Single Crochet Stitch
  49. Extended Solomon's Knot Crochet Stitch
  50. Eyelet Crochet Stitch
  51. Faux Mistake Rib Crochet Stitch
  52. Feather and Fan Crochet Stitch
  53. Filet Crochet
  54. Floret Crochet Stitch
  55. Front Cross Stitch Crochet Stitch
  56. Front Post Crochet Stitch
  57. Front Post Double Crochet Stitch
  58. Front Post Triple/Treble Crochet-Single Crochet Stitch
  59. Glover Crochet Stitch
  60. Granny Crochet Stitch
  61. Granny Ripple Crochet Stitch
  62. Granny Stripe Crochet Stitch
  63. Granule Crochet Stitch
  64. Griddle Crochet Stitch
  65. Grit Crochet Stitch
  66. Half Double Crochet Stitch
  67. Herringbone Crochet Stitch
  68. Honeycomb Crochet Stitch
  69. Houndstooth Crochet Stitch
  70. Icicle Crochet Stitch
  71. Iris Crochet Stitch
  72. Jacob's Ladder Crochet Stitch
  73. Jasmine Crochet Stitch
  74. Kittens in a Row Crochet Stitch
  75. Lacy Arrow Crochet Stitch
  76. Lacy Crown Crochet Stitch
  77. Lacy Trees Crochet Stitch
  78. Larksfoot Crochet Stitch
  79. Lazy Fan Crochet Stitch
  80. Leaf Crochet Stitch
  81. Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch
  82. Linen Crochet Stitch
  83. Long Double Crochet Stitch
  84. Loop Crochet Stitch
  85. Marshmallow Crochet Stitch
  86. Moss Crochet Stitch
  87. Nettie's Super Simple Crochet Stitch
  88. Ninja Stars Crochet Stitch
  89. Offset Filet Net Crochet Stitch
  90. Offset V Crochet Stitch
  91. Open Shell Crochet Stitch
  92. Overlapping Post Crochet Stitch
  93. Parquet Crochet Stitch
  94. Peacock Feather Crochet Stitch
  95. Pebble Crochet Stitch
  96. Picot Crochet Stitch
  97. Picot Single Crochet Stitch
  98. Picots in a Row Crochet Stitch
  99. Pineapple Crochet Stitch
  100. Plaid Crochet Stitch
  101. Popcorn Crochet Stitch
  102. Primrose Crochet Stitch
  103. Puff Crochet Stitch
  104. Quadruple Shell Crochet Stitch
  105. Regal Crochet Stitch
  106. Reverse Popcorn Crochet Stitch
  107. Reverse Single Crochet Stitch
  108. Ribbed Crochet Stitch
  109. Rim Crochet Stitch
  110. Ruffle Crochet Stitch
  111. Seed Crochet Stitch
  112. Shell Crochet Stitch
  113. Shells and Ladders Crochet Stitch
  114. Side Saddle Crochet Stitch
  115. Silt Crochet Stitch
  116. Single Crochet Stitch
  117. Single Rib Crochet Stitch
  118. Single Weave and Link Crochet Stitch
  119. Slip Knot
  120. Slip Stitch
  121. Solomon's Knot Crochet Stitch
  122. Spider Crochet Stitch
  123. Spike Crochet Stitch
  124. Spiral Effect Crochet Stitch
  125. Split Single Crochet Stitch
  126. Star Crochet Stitch
  127. Strawberry Crochet Stitch
  128. Surface Zig Zag Crochet Stitch
  129. Suzette Crochet Stitch
  130. Textured Wave Crochet Stitch
  131. Thermal Crochet Stitch
  132. Tri-Squares Crochet Stitch
  133. Triangle Crochet Stitch
  134. Trinity Crochet Stitch
  135. Triple Crochet Stitch
  136. Tulip Crochet Stitch
  137. Tunisian Knit Crochet Stitch
  138. Tunisian Purl Crochet Stitch
  139. Tunisian Simple Crochet Stitch
  140. Turkish Pines Crochet Stitch
  141. V Crochet Stitch
  142. V Double Crochet Stitch
  143. V Stitch Cluster Crochet Stitch
  144. Virus Crochet
  145. Waffle Crochet Stitch
  146. Waistcoat Crochet Stitch
  147. Wattle Crochet Stitch
  148. Wave Crochet Stitch
  149. Wedge Crochet Stitch
  150. Whip Stitch
  151. Window Pane Crochet Stitch
  152. Winsome Crochet Stitch
  153. Wishbone Crochet Stitch
  154. Xs and Os Crochet Stitch
  155. Zig Zag Puff Crochet Stitch
A bit overwhelming? We think so, too! Don't worry, just keep scrolling below as we explain some of these stitches, variations, and techniques!

Standard Crochet Stitches

When it comes to standard forms, there are about 100 crochet stitches. We've included a few less standard stitches for a total of 119.

These are shown using a teal color in the list above. If you're a beginner, you might recognize about a quarter or more of these. If you've been crocheting for a while, you will probably recognize about half or more. But we guarantee you won't know every single one of these!

Click on each stitch name for a free tutorial or pattern using it.

  1. Aligned Cobble Crochet Stitch
  2. Alpine Crochet Stitch
  3. Angel Crochet Stitch
  4. Apache Tears Crochet Stitch
  5. Arc Crochet Stitch
  6. Arcade Crochet Stitch
  7. Back and Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch (shown below - click the image for the tutorial!)
  8. Back Cross Stitch Crochet Stitch
  9. Back Post Crochet Stitch

Image shows a sage green swatch made of back and front single crochet stitch. There's a light wood crochet hook sitting on top.

  1. Ribbed Crochet Stitch
  2. (Textured) Rim Crochet Stitch - tutorial courtesy of Meladora's Creations
  3. Ruffle Crochet Stitch
  4. Seed Crochet Stitch (shown below - click the image for the tutorial!)

Image shows a close up of a crochet seed stitch swatch in yellow, teal, and white.

Crochet Stitch Variations

Now that we've shared the most common stitches, it's time to review variations. Now, when it comes to combining stitches, the options are ENDLESS. That's why this list will never truly be complete. Designers can combine many of the main 100 stitches to create a new variation.

We've pulled nearly every variation crochet stitch type we could find for this list. How many alternative crochet stitches are there? We came up with 30. These are shown using a blue color in the list at the top of the page.

As you peruse the list, you'll see that variations can involve a few different things:

Taking a crochet stitch and expanding or contracting the number of stitches to create it can cause a variation, thus a new type of stitch. 

Altering the way the stitch is crocheted is another way to create a variation. Opening or reversing the stitch steps, for example, can help you to create a new stitch.

Finally, combining two stitches or a new technique with a stitch is another way to design a new stitch variation. The crazy or open shell stitch, or the split single crochet are a few examples.

Click on each stitch name for a free tutorial or pattern using it!

  1. 2 Double Crochet Cluster Stitch (shown below - click the image for the tutorial!)

Image shows a 2 double crochet cluster stitch swatch on a gray background in a sage green yarn.

  1. Split Single Crochet Stitch - tutorial courtesy of New Stitch a Day
  2. Textured Wave Crochet Stitch (shown below - click the image for the tutorial!)

Image shows a textured wave crochet stitch swatch in a muted blueish-green. It is on a light gray background.

Crochet Stitch Techniques

Shown in a purple color in the list above, the crochet techniques are stitches in a way but, more correctly, these are techniques used in crochet. We came up with six techniques that some people think of as stitches.

We will explain each below!

  1. Corner to Corner Crochet - Corner to corner isn't actually a stitch, though the most common type of stitch used for C2C is usually the same or similar.

    Learn more about corner to corner and how to do it by reading our guide, What is C2C Crochet?
     
  2. Filet CrochetShown below! Filet crochet is creating an image or delicate design through crochet and can use different types of stitches as well.

    Learn more about filet and how to do it by reading through our Filet Crochet Tutorial.

Image shows a gray carpet background with notebook and piece of loose paper with filet crochet designs and notes. On top of the paper is a small green filet crochet swatch, a crochet hook, and mechanical pencil.

  1. Slip Knot - This is the first step to crochet. It's how you get the yarn on your hook before starting to chain.
     
  2. Slip Stitch - A slip stitch is used to connect crochet while you work without adding height, like a normal stitch would.

    Learn more about slip knots and slip stitches and how to do each by reading our guide, Crochet Slip Knot vs Slip Stitch Crochet.
     
  3. Virus Crochet - Trendy and unique, the virus crochet technique involves a crochet pattern that is created by continuing stitching around a center square, constantly building on itself.

    Learn more about the virus technique and how to do it by reading our guide, What is a Virus Blanket?
     
  4. Whip Stitch - Shown below! Completed with a yarn needle, the whip stitch to join yarn is one of the fastest and easiest ways to combine your granny squares or other crochet pieces.

    Learn more about it and how to do it by reading through our tutorial, How To Whip Stitch Crochet.

Image shows two hands whip stitching two green granny squares together with a blue yarn needle and yarn.

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