Use this list of basic crochet stitches to jumpstart your crochet journey!
Below you will find a few (ok a lot) of my favorite unique crochet stitches that are great for everyone from beginners to crochet experts who just want a refresher!
Read below to learn how to make these easy stitches with our exclusive step-by-step tutorials… many with videos!
Once you master these basic crochet stitches, you might like to try a crochet pattern with one (or two) of them!
These are Perfect Crochet Stitches for Beginners
The crochet stitches outlined below (at the beginning) are perfect for beginners or even someone who would like a little refresher! I can promise that you will be able to make so many kinds of projects like scarves, blankets and more.
Once you go through all these crochet stitch tutorials below you will be set to make almost any beginner level project. After you master these stitches scroll on down to find more complicated stitches that will challenge you.
There are so many crochet stitches out there, but with these simple crochet stitches to the more complicated ones you have a solid base that will help on your crochet journey!
Enjoy These Stitches!
Crochet Stitches for New Crocheters
Use the stitches below to start your crochet journey. These are simple to learn and will provide a good foundation to your crochet skills.
The simple chain stitch is one of the most basic crochet stitches that crocheters need to learn when they are first beginning their crochet journey. The chain is the starting point for almost all pieces of crochet projects.
It consists of connecting loops, plain and simple. Chains usually form the foundation chain where the rest of your project will be built on.
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.
From basic single crochet blankets to single crochet scarves or “working in the round” are just a few ways you can use this stitch. You’ll love crocheting with this simple and basic crochet stitch.
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.
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.
Crochet Slip Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The half double crochet stitch is one of my favorites and most used stitches in my projects! Sometimes in crochet patterns, you will see it 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 (or the dc when abbreviated) is one of the most common crochet stitches used and is approximately double the size of a single crochet stitch.
This particular stitch creates a soft feel to any project using it because the stitch is not as tight as a single crochet. It is excellent for crochet blankets like a v-stitch blanket, crochet sweaters, and crochet hats!
DC Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
The triple crochet stitch is a great stitch that brings height to any project. Plus, it’s easy to crochet!
This can be used in conjuntion 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 crochets 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 make!
How to Crochet a Blanket Stitch from Easy Crochet
The iris stitch is a combination of clustered double crochets.
Use this stitch for blankets, scarves and even a border!
Iris Stitch Tutorial from The Unraveled Mitten
Use this tutorial to create a beautiful cluster stitch.
Free video tutorial for left and right handed is available.
Cluster Stitch Pattern from Bella Coco Crochet
The popcorn stitch is similar to the bobble except that it uses more yarn.
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 crochets and chains! That’s it!
This tightly woven stitch looks great in washcloths & 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 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 only the basic double crochet stitch.
Bobble Stitch Lesson from Easy Crochet
The blueberry stitch uses double crochets and bobbles to create a unique project.
Use this stitch for crochet tops for a wonderful drape!
Blueberry Stitch Tutorial from Desert Blossom Crafts
This easy single crochet chevron is worked in the back loops only!
Use this tutorial to create a beautiful blanket with our free stitch tutorial.
Back Loop Chevron Stitch from Easy Crochet
This stitch uses double crochets and single crochets to create a pretty stitch combination.
Use it for washcloths, dishcloths and home decor!
Lemon Peel Stitch Tutorial from Persia Lou
This spike stitch tutorail uses only single crochets!
The only complicated part which honestly isn’t that bad is the color changes!
Crochet Spike Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
This stitch which is sometimes referred to as. the roll stitch is very unique.
Use this stitch to add variety to any pattern!
Bullion Stitch Tutorial from Easy Crochet
Crochet Stitches in Videos
Use these crochet stitch videos for extra visual help and to be able to learn at your own pace.
Bobble Stitch Video
Single Crochet Stitch Video Lesson
Chain Stitch Video Lesson
Explore even more free crochet video stitch tutorials on the Easy Crochet YouTube Channel.
More Crochet Stitches To Learn
Here are some other unique & different crochet stitches. Some are more complex than others, so have fun learning them all!
- 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
- Half Double Crochet Video
- Half Double Crochet Third Loop Tutorial
Crochet Blanket Patterns
Here are some Crochet Blankets if you’d like to try your hand at making some crochet blankets with the stitches you’ve just learned:
- 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
- Clara Crochet Ripple Blanket
- 7 Beginner-Friendly Baby Blanket Crochet Patterns
- Faux Fur Yarn Crochet Blanket Pattern for Dogs
You’ve finished learning all the beginner to advanced crochet stitches I I recommend.
I’d also love for you to join the private Easy Crochet Club Facebook Group hosted by me! It is super fun and full of encouraging fiber artists!