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Beginner to Easy Crochet Stitches Guide

I love learning new easy crochet stitches. I am always on the lookout for new and different ways to add texture to my crochet patterns.

This beginner to easy crochet stiches guide has the basic stiches. The crochet guide also has easy stitches which are usually a combination of the basic stitches.

There are lots of free crochet patterns using the crochet stitches shown below. All of my free crochet patterns have a printable PDF file available for download.

I have included videos on how to do most of the crochet stitches below in both right and left hand.

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There are crochetd blankets made using wool, chenille, velvet, and regular acrylic in worsted weight, bulky, and super bulky yarn.

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Basic Easy Crochet Stitches Guide

1. Double Crochet Stitch

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 How to Crochet a Double Crochet Baby Blanket Beginner Tutorial

This crochet blanket pattern for beginners is a great step by step tutorial on how to make a baby blanket. It shows all the steps to make a crocheted beginner blanket. It uses two of the most basic crochet stitches, single and double crochet. This crochet pattern is great to learn how to crochet a blanket.

2. Half Double Crochet Stitch

This is one of the best crochet stitches for blankets. The crochet stitch is simple to do and has a great texture. This stitch is great for showing off the yarn colors.

Learn to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch – Right-Handed – Video

Learn to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch – Left-Handed – Video

Blue Stripe Half Double Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

This striped baby blanket pattern uses the half double crochet stitch in this basic pattern.

The yarn uses is a worsted weight gauge 4 yarn called It Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand Yarn. I love the softness of this unique tube yarn. It is easy to work with but does need to be tied carefully.

This crochet blanket would be a great baby shower gift. You could make it to match any theme.

Easy Crochet Stitches Guide

3. Herringbone Double Crochet

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This is one of my favorite easy crochet for blankets. I think it is the best because it is an easy variation of the double crochet stitch but it has a great pattern to.

Modern Herringbone Chunky Throw Crochet Pattern with bulky yarn

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A free modern throw blanket pattern using the double herringbone stitch and Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn. This is a great beginner pattern using just one stitch and self-striping bulky yarn.

This is a great beginner blanket crochet pattern. It uses just one stitch in a simple repeat with a self-striping cake yarn.

4. Half Double Crochet Herringbone

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Learn how to crochet the herringbone half double crochet

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5. Even Berry Crochet Stitch

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This crochet stitch is a combination of the even berry stitch with a single crochet in between. This crochet stitch makes a raised square pattern. It does not use a lot of yarn and has an easy repeat.

The stitch shows of the opposite side from where you are crocheting. It needs a row of single crochet between the rows of even berry.

Learn How to Crochet the Even Berry Right Handed

 Pink Lemonade Crochet Throw Pattern – Free Chunky Blanket Printable PDF

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This crocheted throw or crib size blanket is made with Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn colors in Raspberry Kisses, White, and Buttercup. These colors are my daughter’s favorite colors.

This is made with stripes of the even berry and single crochet.

Ombre Crocheted Throw Pattern

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Make this ombre throw pattern using Red Heart Ombre Yarn. This is an easy pattern with repeatable textures.

6. Sedge Crochet Stitch

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Sedge Stitch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

This stitch is an easy combination of single, half double and double crochet stitches in an easy repeat. This stitch looks good in stripes with the colors interlocking.

Learn how to crochet the sedge

Pop of Color Crocheted Baby Blanket Pattern

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Make this easy colorful crocheted baby blanket pattern using cake yarn. You get lots of color with few ends to weave in. This free printable pattern is an easy repeat.

Autumn Sunset Easy Striped Crochet Blanket Pattern

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Make an easy striped afghan crochet pattern with free printable pattern. This colorful blanket is made with an easy repeat using Caron Paints Yarn.

7. Shell Crochet

I really like the shell stitch. It is and easy pattern but it looks more complicated. There is an easy two row repeat that works quickly.

Crocheted Chunky Pink Bubbles Baby Blanket Pattern- Simple Shell with Bulky Yarn

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This free babies crochet blanket pattern is made with the classic shell using double crochet.

The super bulky yarn is a lovely coral pink ombre. It is from the Dapple Bernat Blanket Yarn color line.

This yarn make a soft chenille blanket. It works up quickly with this super chunky gauge 6 yarn

8. Ripple Stitch

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This is one of the best crochet stitches for blanket because it is such a classic. This stitch is easy after you step up the first couple rows.

The pattern makes for an attractive blanket. There are lots of different ripple patterns.

Free Leaf Ripple Velvet Crochet Blanket Pattern – Printable PDF

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Looking for a pretty crocheted ripple throw afghan? A throw that is soft and squishy but not too hard to make?

This free velvet leaf ripple crochet blanket pattern will be a great project to try. It only has two stitches, half double and half double crochet together.

This bulky yarn is a little thinner than most chunky yarns. It is a little hard to work with so it would not be a great beginner project.

Vintage White Super Chunky Chevron Throw Free Blanket Pattern

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9. Front and Back Post Double Crochet

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The front and back post double crochet stitches are great for blanket because they are simple variation of the double crochet stitches.

Instead of inserting the hook in the top of the stitch like you normally do, you crochet around the post of the stitch. This makes a raised stripe.

Striped Large Wool Crochet Blanket Pattern

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This free printable crocheted blanket pattern is made using single and double crochet in an uncomplicated repeat of 3 colors. Try this chunky blanket pattern using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. This blanket is a great throw size.

Seafoam Striped Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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10. Box Crochet Stitch

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A pretty stripe blanket with a simple box stitch repeat made with a soft yarn.The box stitch is made using double crochet, so it is an easy repeat.

This blanket is made with a worsted weight gauge 4 yarn. The yarn, Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand Yarn has a soft texture. It is a unique tube yarn that is simple to work with.

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11. Spider Stitch – Gray Modern Chunky Baby Blanket Pattern

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A free modern blanket pattern using the spider stitch and Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn.

The pattern is an uncompliated repeat that gives the unique pattern of the spider stitch in lines. I love cake yarn, because it give you lots of colors without lots of ends to weave in.

12. Front & Back Single & Double Crochet Stitch – Ocean Stripes Super Bulky Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Free Printable PDF 

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A simple super bulky free Bernat yarn blanket using ocean, a pretty multicolored yarn. This pretty chunky crochet baby blanket pattern uses just 2 easy stitches so it would be great for your first project using Bernat Blanket Yarn.

13. Cluster Stitch – Free Gray & Green Quick Striped Chunky Baby Blanket Bernat Yarn Crocheted Pattern

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Use a simple double crochet cluster to make this cute boy baby blanket. This pattern is made using Bernat Blanket self striping yarn.

I love self striping or cake yarn. You get all the colors without tons of ends to weave in.

14. Granny Stripe Stitch or Cluster – Tidal Pool Chunky Crochet Blanket Pattern

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15. Moss Stitch – Beginner Chunky Blanket Pattern

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This stitch is also know as the granite or linen crochet stitch. It gives the blanket a woven look.

The moss stitch pattern is an easy combination of the chain stitch and single crochet stitch

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16. Spike Crochet Stitch

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This crochet stitch is a simple variation of the single crochet stitch. You do the spike the same way as a single crochet but you insert your hook in a different row than the row you are on.

17. Half Double V Stitch

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18. Primrose Crochet Stitch

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Primrose Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

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