6 Of The Fastest Crochet Stitches to Try Today

With many stitches out there to crochet, it can be difficult to pick just one as a favorite! To make it a little easier, I selected some easy stitches to learn that are extremely fast to crochet, so you can make them all.

Every so often when you are crocheting, you just want to get the project done as fast as possible. At times, this means you pick an easy project – like a scarf or baby blanket – but other times, you can save time by picking some of the quickest or fastest stitches.

fast crochet stitches to try

They Are All Quick & Easy Stitches

Some of the most basic crochet stitches are the ones that are the most enjoyable! These include the double crochet, single crochet, and even the triple crochet stitch.

Once you get the hang of these basic stitches, you can make anything from crochet hats to scarves to crochet blankets pretty quickly.

My all-time favorite crochet stitch (if I had to pick) has to be the half double crochet stitch! It is simple, works up superfast, and is great when used in almost any project. This crochet baby blanket of mine is an excellent example of a crochet pattern that uses a quick & easy crochet stitch.

Best Yarn for Fast Crocheting

Choosing the right yarn is also important in crocheting a fast project. Pick the wrong type of yarn, and you’ll have trouble handling it. Colors matter too.

By picking high-contract yarn colors like bright red, orange or cream, you will be able to see your work much easier. This allows you to see where your crochet hook is being inserted, and where the next loop to use is.

The best yarn weight to use for a quick project, would be #4 weight worsted yarn. It is thick enough to take up volume with every stitch, but also isn’t too big to easy handle. Yes, we are talking about you Super Bulky

Here are some of my favorite quick yarns:

The Fastest Crochet Stitches

Ok… finally. Here is my list of the six fastest crochet stitches you can use. Once you’ve picked the right yarn and color, the next step is to choose the stitch.

Pick one (or more) of the stitches below, and you can have your next crochet project done in no time. Enjoy!

Half Double Crochet

If you love the single crochet, then you will LOVE the half double crochet stitch too! It is an excellent stitch for beginners and will most likely become a fast favorite.

Once you master this basic stitch, you can make just about anything you want.


Sand Crochet Stitch

The moss, granite, linen or sand stitch (yep they are all the same stitch!) is a great way to add some interest to your next project! If you can single crochet, then you can make this super easy stitch.

The Jane Throw is a splendid example of the sand stitch in use!


Primrose Crochet Stitch

The primrose stitch, is probably, hands down, one of my favorite stitches to use!

It always looks impressive when worked up in a simple crochet blanket and crochets up quickly too!


Mesh Crochet Stitch

The mesh stitch is fun to work up and is exceptional for summer blankets since it is such a lightweight crochet stitch!

Because of its lightweight stitching, any project using the Mesh stitch comes together very fast.


Crochet Blanket Stitch

This blanket stitch is perfect for any blanket project because of the texture and ease of the pattern. Plus, it looks lovely worked up with any yarn weight too.

To add a little more fun to this pattern, work in various colorways of yarn to get a color blocked blanket in any color palette you wish.


Spike Stitch

The spike stitch is another great design that adds an exciting look to a project. If you can single crochet, then you can make this simple stitch.


More Free Crochet Stitch Patterns

If you liked the collection of fast stitches above, you may like some of our other stitch tutorials as well.

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