Welcome crocheters! If you caught our post on How to Crochet, we wanted to follow that up with a post showing you several different crochet stitches you can do to give your projects some extra personality. Learning a new crochet stitch? Try making a small swatch first to test your gauge.
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When I pick up a new stitch for the first time, I like to create a quick project with it to see if I like it and make sure it feels comfortable to me before I tackle a larger project, such as an afghan. Therefore, most of my testing swatches for new stitches turn into dishcloths or dish towels. Which make great gifts, by the way (since the holidays are coming up).
I’ve rounded up a list of twenty crochet stitches for you to try. If you are still mastering the basics, don’t worry, with practice you will be tackling these in no time!
20 Crochet Stitches
1. Half Double Crochet – Midwestern Moms
Create a dishcloth using this easy half-double crochet stitch. This beginner stitch comes with a video tutorial and free pattern!
2. Star Stitch – Midwestern Moms
This beautiful stitch makes a star-like pattern in your project. Free pattern and video tutorial included.
3. Shell Stitch – Persia Lou
Great photo tutorial showing how to crochet the shell stitch. Several other stitch tutorials on this site.
4. Diamond Stitch – Hopeful Honey
I am loving this stitch! This would make an excellent washcloth or dish towel.
5. Grit Stitch – Moogly
A video tutorial showing how to crochet the single grit stitch and also instruction on how to do the mixed grit stitch.
6. Spike Stitch – Rescued Paw Designs
Photo tutorial showcasing the spike stitch. I love the color contrast of the yarn used in this tutorial.
7. Box Stitch – My Picot
Photo tutorial showing the box crochet stitch, along with how to do a color change. Love this pattern.
8. Side Saddle Stitch – Make and Do Crew
This is one of my favorite new stitches. This site shows the stitch performed written in the text, as well as a video tutorial.
9. V Double Crochet Stitch – Dream a Little Bigger
This would be a great stitch for an afghan, and very easy to change colors with.
10. Cherry Blossoms – Knit Together
This beautiful stitch would be great as a table runner for spring. I love the floral design, and it looks like an easy one to master.
11. Double Treble Stitch – Joy of Motion
This post has a step-by-step photo and video tutorial of the stitch. I like how thick this one looks.
12. Sedge Stitch – The Stitchin’ Mommy
A very pretty sedge stitch with afghan square pattern included.
13. Long Double Stitch – Underground Crafter
This afghan pattern contains a stitch combination known as the long double. It’s a great combo that reminds me of x’s.
14. Winsome Stitch – Meladora’s Creations
This post includes right and left handed video tutorials for the stitch, as well as a scarf pattern using this beautiful stitch.
15. Daisy Stitch – Lots of Crochet Stitches
Great tutorial featuring the daisy stitch. This is one of my favorite stitches.
16. Textured Wave Stitch – b.Hooked
A written and video tutorial for this really cool stitch. This would make a fantastic, colorful blanket.
17. Spike Cluster Stitch – Crochet Spot
This stitch just reminds me of winter. I think this would make a fantastic winter afghan in blue and white yarn.
18. Mini Bean Stitch – Hopeful Honey
Love all the stitches on the Hopeful Honey blog. I love the texture behind this one.
19. Arrow Stitch – DIY Everywhere
I’ve been eyeing this stitch for a while now on Pinterest. This post has a video tutorial on how to create it.
20. Spider Stitch – Jessie at Home
The swatch for this stitch has some great texture. The post has a video tutorial, and be sure to check out the many other stitches on this blog!
With all of these wonderful stitches, which are you most excited to try first?