This list of basic, must-learn, crochet stitches will definitely help you to jumpstart your crochet journey!
In this tutorial, you will find 22 of my favorite, unique, crochet stitches. This collection of basic stitches is a great tutorial for everyone, from beginners to crochet experts, or even those who just want a refresher.
You will learn how to make these easy stitches with our exclusive step-by-step tutorials, which also includes many videos. You will have these must-learn stitches mastered in no time at all! Once you have mastered these basic crochet stitches, you will feel confident and might even try a crochet pattern with one, or two, of these stitches.
While there are many pattern options to choose from to try your newly-mastered stitches, I would suggest the color-blocked crochet blanket or the simple granite crochet throw. After you have mastered these stitches, you will be able to expand the types of patterns that you choose for your crochet projects.
Easy Crochet Stitches for Beginners
The crochet stitches outlined below are perfect for beginners or even someone who would like a little refresher. I promise that you will be able to make so many kinds of projects, like scarves, blankets, and more, once you master these stitches.
After you review the crochet stitch tutorials below, you will be ready to take on almost any beginner level project. The type of stitch becomes more complex as you work through the list of crochet stitches in this tutorial. There may even be some stitches that will challenge you.
While there are many crochet stitches out there, this tutorial highlights some of the best crochet stitches. From simple crochet stitches to the more complicated ones, this tutorial will help you to gain a solid base of knowledge for a variety of stitches that will help on your crochet journey and future projects.
Now, let’s begin the tutorial for these 22 crochet stitches. We hope that you enjoy learning, or refreshing your knowledge, about these stitches!
Easy Crochet Stitches for New Crocheters
Are you new to crochet? Then, use the stitches below to start your crochet journey. These stitches are simple to learn and will provide a good foundation for your crochet skills.
The simple chain stitch is one of the most basic crochet stitches that all beginners need to learn at the start of their crochet journey. This stitch is the starting point for almost all types of crochet projects.
The simple chain stitch is a plain and simple crochet stitch that consists of connecting loops. This stitch usually forms the foundation chain that you will use to build the rest of your project.
Chain Stitch Pattern from Easy Crochet
The easy single crochet stitch is one of the first stitches that you will learn when you are starting to crochet, right after the chain stitch.
You can use this stitch for basic single crochet blankets, single crochet scarves, or “working in the round,” as well as for many other projects. This is a stitch that you will love using while you crochet. It is simple, easy, and can easily be mastered, even at the beginning of your crochet journey.
Beginner Single Crochet Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The slip stitch in crochet is a stitch that is great to end projects with and to fasten them off, which makes it an essential stitch for almost all projects.
It is commonly referred to as a slip stitch join. This stitch is easy to learn, and it will be very useful in many crochet projects.
Crochet Slip Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The half double crochet stitch is one of my favorites, and it is often used in my projects! Sometimes in crochet patterns, you will see this stitch abbreviated using the letters HDC. So, if you ever wondered what HDC stands for when looking at patterns, now you know!
How to do a half double crochet stitch from Easy Crochet
The double crochet stitch, abbreviated as dc, is one of the most common crochet stitches. It is approximately double the size of a single crochet stitch.
This particular stitch creates a soft feel to any project, because the double crochet stitch is not as tight as a single crochet stitch. It is excellent for crocheted sweaters, hats, and blankets, like a v-stitch blanket.
DC Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The triple crochet stitch is a great stitch that brings height to any project. Plus, it is easy to crochet!
This stitch can be used in conjunction with other stitches to create amazing texture.
Triple Crochet Tutorial from Easy Crochet
Advanced Crochet Stitches
The stitches below use combinations of basic stitches to create a unique look and texture. Move on to these stitches once you have the beginner crochet stitches mastered.
This unique stitch uses double crochet stitches in a ripple pattern to create a beautiful design.
Use this stitch for a blanket like the rippling trellis.
Ripple Granny Stitch from Easy Crochet
The blanket stitch is crocheted using two beginner stitches.
This combination creates a texture that is one of the prettiest crochet stitches you can create.
How to Crochet a Blanket Stitch from Easy Crochet
The iris stitch is a combination of clustered double crochet stitches.
You can use this stitch for blankets, scarves, or even a border to add character to your project.
Iris Stitch Tutorial from The Unraveled Mitten
In this tutorial, you will learn to create a beautiful cluster stitch.
This stitch creates a beautiful pattern. There is a free video tutorial available for both left and right-handed stitching.
Cluster Stitch Pattern from Bella Coco Crochet
The popcorn stitch is similar to the bobble stitch, except that it uses more yarn.
Check out our tutorial to learn more about this textured stitch and start working it up today!
Popcorn Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The spider stitch is made up of single crochet and chain stitches. That’s it!
This tightly woven stitch looks great in washcloths and dishcloths!
Spider Stitch Tutorial from Mama in a Stitch
The primrose stitch in crochet uses beginner crochet stitches to create a wonderful texture.
If you can single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet, then you can make this stitch!
Easy to Crochet Primrose Stitch from Easy Crochet
Use this bobble tutorial and video lesson to learn how to crochet a fun stitch.
You’ll be able to create texture and add a little flare to any crochet pattern using this stitch.
Bobble Stitch Lesson from Easy Crochet
The blueberry stitch uses double crochets and bobbles to create a unique project.
You can use this stitch for crochet tops. It creates a wonderful drape!
Blueberry Stitch Tutorial from Desert Blossom Crafts
This easy, single crochet chevron is worked in the back loops only.
You can use this tutorial to create a beautiful blanket with our free stitch tutorial. This stitch creates a classic, yet fun, project.
Back Loop Chevron Stitch from Easy Crochet
This stitch uses double and single crochet stitches to create a beautiful stitch combination.
The lemon peel stitch is a great choice for washcloths, dishcloths, and home decor!
Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial from Persia Lou
This spike stitch tutorial uses only single crochets!
The only complicated part of this stitch are the color changes, which are really not that difficult. With practice, you will be doing this stitch and the color changes with ease.
Crochet Spike Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
This stitch, which is sometimes referred to as the roll stitch, is very unique.
You can use this stitch to add variety to any pattern!
Bullion Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
Crochet Stitch Tutorial Videos
These crochet stitch tutorial videos can be used for extra visual help so you can learn at your own pace.
Bobble Stitch Video
Single Crochet Stitch Video Lesson
Chain Stitch Video Lesson
Explore even more free crochet stitch video tutorials on the Easy Crochet YouTube Channel.
More Crochet Stitches To Learn
Here are some other unique and different crochet stitches. Some are more complex than others, but you can have fun learning them all!
- UK to US Crochet Terms
- 12 Free Single Crochet Patterns
- Crochet Stitches for Scarves
- How to Make a Slip Knot in Crochet
- How to Triple Crochet
- Bobble Stitch Crochet Pattern
- Double Crochet Stitch Video
- Herringbone Half Double Crochet Video
- Classic Ripple Crochet Pattern Tutorial
Crochet Blanket Patterns
Here are some Crochet Blanket patterns if you’d like to try your hand at making some crochet blankets with the stitches you’ve just learned:
- Riley Easy Crochet Baby Blanket
- Easy Double Crochet Blanket
- Free Crochet Lovey Pattern Baby Blanket
- 11 Free Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns
- 7 Free Crochet Lap Blanket Patterns
- Crochet Blanket Borders
- Modern Granny Stitch Crochet Blanket
- Easy Crochet Lap Blanket
- Single Stitch Baby Blanket
Wow! That was a lot of crochet stitches.
You’ve finished learning all the beginner to advanced crochet stitches that I recommend. You will see many of these stitches in my projects and patterns.
I’d also love for you to join the private Easy Crochet Club Facebook Group, which is hosted by me. It is super fun and full of encouraging fiber artists!