Are you new to crochet? Are you wanting to learn some fun new but simple stitches? Well, this list of basic, must-learn, easy crochet stitches will definitely help you to jumpstart your crochet journey!
In this tutorial, you will find 22 (+ more) of my favorite, unique, crochet stitches. This collection of basic stitches as well as more advanced stitches are great tutorials for everyone, from beginners to crochet experts, or even those who just want a refresher. You’ll want to keep this crochet stitch guide handy for the next time you are looking for a stitch to use in your next crochet pattern.
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 is a good deal of crochet pattern options to choose from to try your newly mastered stitches, I would suggest the…
After you have gotten the hang of all the different kinds of crochet stitches, you will be able to expand the types of patterns that you choose for your crochet projects.
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 baby blankets, 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 is a good deal of crochet stitch patterns out there, this tutorial highlights some of the best crochet stitches (and some of my favorite crochet stitches too!). 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, expand your knowledge of different crochet techniques 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!
Basic Easy Crochet Stitches
Are you new to crochet? Then, use the crochet stitch pictures below as well as links to start your crochet journey. These stitches are simple to learn and will provide a good foundation for your crochet skills as a new crocheter. I hope you enjoy this list of crochet stitches and find a new one that you like.
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 or foundation for almost all types of crochet stitches for beginners and for most crochet projects. The number of chains for example in a blanket can determine the length or the height of the blanket (depending on the crochet pattern).
Explained basically the chain stitch is a 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, as well as the starting chain and turning chain of rows.
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. It is a quick and easy crochet stitch to learn.
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! It is one of my go-to crochet stitches for blankets and scarves.
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 and is a fast crochet stitch to use.
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 (aka the treble crochet stitch) is a great stitch that brings height to any project. If you were looking to crochet with taller stitches, then this is the one to try! Plus, it is easy to crochet!
As a bonus, this stitch can be used in different ways with other stitches to create a spectacular texture.
Triple Crochet Tutorial from Easy Crochet
Advanced Crochet Stitches
The stitches below use combinations of basic stitches to create a unique crochet stitches and combos. Move on to these more complex stitches once you have the beginner crochet stitches mastered.
This unique crochet stitch uses double crochet stitches in a ripple pattern to create a beautiful design. Take a look at the Henley blanket pattern that uses this stitch combo to make one-of-a-kind baby blanket.
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 pretty crochet stitch is one you will want to learn since it is simple to get the hang of.
This combination creates a texture that is one of the simplest but fanciest 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. This is a gorgeous decorative crochet stitch and looks wonderful stitched into a lot of different crochet projects.
You can use this lacy crochet stitch for blankets, scarves, or even a border to add character to your project.
Iris Stitch Tutorial from The Unraveled Mitten
Mini Bean Stitch / Elizabeth Stitch
The mini bean stitch or aka the Elizabeth stitch is a fun stitch to learn since it’s easy! Plus, the texture it makes will have you wanting to crochet this stitch over and over.
You can use this stitch for blankets, scarves, or even a border to add texture to your pattern.
Elizabeth Stitch Tutorial from Heart Hook Home
The griddle stitch is a great combination stitch for beginners to start with because it uses the single and double crochet stitches.
If you are looking to create or add some texture into your next crochet project, then this is the perfect stitch.
How to do the griddle stitch from Easy Crochet
The fun to crochet crocodile stitch made up of double crochet stitches. This is a gorgeous decorative crochet stitch and looks wonderful stitched into a lot of different crochet patterns.
You can use this stitch for blankets, scarves, dragon crochet patterns plus more. My favorite way to use the crocodile stitch is in purses and bags. It gives projects texture and is a unique looking crochet stitch that will catch an eye.
Crocodile Stitch Tutorial from B Hooked Crochet
In this easy stitch tutorial, you will learn to create a cluster stitch which is in my opinion a beautiful crochet stitch to use in blankets.
This cool crochet stitch creates a lovely pattern that is extra cozy for afghans, blankets and scarves. 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. This is a fun crochet stitch design to learn and can be used in a variety of crochet patterns.
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 is a stitch creates a beautiful crochet pattern and it is so easy to do too!
This tightly woven crochet stitch looks great in washcloths, dishcloths and hand towels!
Spider Stitch Tutorial from Mama in a Stitch
Use this bobble tutorial and video lesson to learn how to crochet a cool crochet stitch pattern. You can use the bobble in a variety of fun crochet patterns like pillows, blankets and scarves.
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 herringbone half double crochet is an easy variation of the half double crochet that gives texture to any project!
The abbreviation for this stitch is HDDC. This stitch can be used to create a blanket, like the fall HDDC blanket pattern here on the blog.
HHDC stitch tutorial from Easy Crochet
If you can single crochet and chain, then you can make this easy stitch combination. It’s a great stitch to use in blankets and scarves!
The Jane Throw Blanket uses this stitch. This example shows this stitch worked up in a super bulky yarn.
Sand Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The blueberry stitch uses double crochets and bobbles to create a beautiful stitch. This combo makes for an open crochet stitch project which is great for summer crochet patterns since it would be light and airy.
You can use this stitch for crochet tops too since it creates a wonderful drape!
Blueberry Stitch Tutorial from Desert Blossom Crafts
This spike stitch tutorial uses only single crochets to create a unique and different stitch to look at.
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
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
I hope you enjoyed this list of all the different crochet stitches, and you can find even more free crochet stitch pattern 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!
- How to Corner to Corner Crochet (C2C) for Beginners
- How to Crochet Back Loop Single Crochet
- How to Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together
- Must Try Textured Crochet Stitches
- How to Make a Slip Knot in Crochet
- How to Triple Crochet
- Bobble Stitch Crochet Pattern
- Double Crochet Stitch Video
- Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch Video
- Half Double Crochet Video
- Half Double Crochet Third Loop Tutorial
- 22 Basic, Must-Learn, Crochet Stitches
- How to Make a Crochet Spike Stitch
Crochet Blanket Patterns
Here are some Crochet Blanket patterns if you’d like to try your hand at making some crochet blankets and crochet baby blankets with the stitches you’ve just learned:
- Textured Crochet Afghan Pattern (+7 Sizes!)
- Modern Square Blanket Pattern
- Bobble Crochet Baby Blanket (+ 7 Bonus Sizes!)
- Textured Puff Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Corner to Corner Heart Blanket for Baby
- Warm Up America Crochet Rectangle #2
- Warm Up America Textured Crochet Rectangle #1
- How to Crochet a Classic Granny Square
- Ombre Classic Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Crochet Weighted Blanket using Bernat Blanket Extra
- Easy Crochet Baby Blanket with Ripples
- Falling In Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern
Wow! That was a lot of easy crochet stitches to learn!
Now that you’ve had a chance to look over this complete list of all the beginner to advanced crochet stitches you will be ready to tackle any crochet pattern! I also wanted to mention that 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!