If you’re new to crochet, you might be wondering what all of the different types of crochet stitches are and how to do them. This blog post will show you 100 different types of crochet stitches patterns with pictures so that you can learn all of the basics and more!
I love learning new different easy crochet stitches. I am always on the lookout for new and different ways to add texture to my crochet patterns.
How many types crochet stitches are there? I don’t the exact number but there are 100s. There are lots of different variations of the same type stitch and stitch patterns with different names.
You can find lots of different crochet stitches in this blog post with pictures and free patterns.
Who invented crochet? The exact time or place is unclear but crochet has been around a long time possibly to ancient China or Egypt.
The first know written pattern came out in 1824 for Irish lace. The first patterns for for delicate items.
This stiches guide has the basic stiches first. The crochet guide also has easy stitches which are usually a combination of the basic stitches.
I have included videos on how to do most of the crochet stitches below in both right and left hand.
Free Crochet Patterns Included
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.
There are crocheted blankets made using wool, chenille, velvet, and regular acrylic in worsted weight, bulky, and super bulky yarn.
Crochet Stitch Guides
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Basic Easy Crochet Stitches Guide: Different Types of Stitches With Pictures
Double crochet is one of the first stitches you learn in crochet. It is the base of a lot of crochet patterns.
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.
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.
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.
4. Moss Stitch
This type of crochet stitch is a great beginner stitch. It uses the single and chain stitch to make a pretty woven pattern. This type of stitch is also called the linen or granite stitch.
- Moss Stitch Scarf Tutorial
- Chunky Moss Stitch Headband Pattern
- Moss Stitch Cowl Pattern
- Free Chunky Moss Stitch Throw Pattern
- Crochet Moss Stitch Dishcloth Pattern Tutorial
Easy Crochet Stitches Guide
4. Half Double Crochet Herringbone
5. Even Berry Crochet Stitch
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.
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.
Make this ombre throw pattern using Red Heart Ombre Yarn. This is an easy pattern with repeatable textures.
6. Sedge Crochet Stitch
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.
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.
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.
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
More Free Shell Stitch Crochet Patterns
- Low Tide Shell Stitch Crochet Cowl Pattern Free
- Free Bay Breeze Shell Winter Headband Crochet Pattern
- On Fire Ombre Shell Stitch Crochet Blanket Pattern
- Striped Shell Stitch Washcloth Crochet Pattern
- Learn Pattern to Crochet Shell Stitch How to Tutorial
- Free Addison Chunky Blanket Crocheting Pattern
8. Ripple Stitch – Different Stitch
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.
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.
9. Front and Back Post Double Crochet
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.
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.
10. Box Crochet Stitch
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.
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.
More Spider Stitch Patterns
- Easy Spider Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
- Colorful Striped Spider Stitch Scarf Crocheting Pattern
12. Front & Back Single & Double Crochet Stitch – Ocean Stripes Super Bulky Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern – Free Printable PDF
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
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.
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
More Moss Stitch Crochet Blanket Patterns to Try
- Crochet Modern Moss Stitch Blanket
- Two Color Moss Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern
- Variegated Moss Stitch Waves and Rows Blanket
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.
Try this half double crochet V stitch, an easy crochet stitch. The half double V stitch uses two stitches with a chain in the middle.
18. Primrose Stitch
Primrose Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
19. Double Crochet V Stitch
The V stitch is a simple variation of the double crochet. You do two double crochet stitches in the same stitch with a chain between them.
20. Trinity Crochet Stitch
21. Star or Daisy Stitch
22. Herringbone Double Crochet
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.
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.
More Different Crochet Stitches to Try
23. Bean Stitch
This stitch makes a pretty texture but it takes a lot of yarn. The item has a dense weave and is thick.
This blanket pattern uses the bean and single crochet stitches. For this blanket, I used 2 colors of Caron Cakes Yarn.
24. Berry Stitch
25. Crossed Double Stitch
Try this double crochet dishcloth pattern. It uses the double stitch and a variation the crossed double. Dishcloths are a great beginner pattern or a way to try a new stitch without making a big project.
26. Crunch Stitch
27. Double Cluster Stitch
Make a cluster washcloth using the double crochet together, which is easy to learn. It makes little groups of slightly raised puffs. This stitch would be great for a blanket too.
This double V stitch is and easy and fast repeat. It uses the double 2 together stitch in a one row repeat.
29. Even Moss Stitch
30. Feather Stitch
Try the feather stitch in this dishcloth pattern. This stitch uses a lot of yarn. It is an easy one row repeat.
What to learn how to make an easy crochet dishcloth? Try this combination of a basic double crochet stitch & slip, stitch using this free dishcloth crochet tutorial with a free printable pattern.
32. Half Double Cluster Stitch
33. Lotus Stitch
This stitch is a more advanced stitch. The stitch takes lots of yarn.
34. Mesh Stitch
Try the rice stitch it is an easy variation of the double stitch, front and back post double crochet. The pattern is an easy 1 row repeat.
36. Teardrop Stitch
37. Waffle Stitch
Make a waffle stitch blanket using front and back post double crochet stitches.
38. Wide Double Crochet Stitch
Make this easy crochet washcloth pattern using the wide double crochet pattern. The stitch is an easy variation of the double stitch. This crocheted washcloth pattern works up fast.
39. Suzette Stitch
The suzette stitch is an easy combination of the single and double crochet stitch.
Suzette Stitch Patterns to Try
More Alpine Stitch Patterns
Try the thermal stitch. It makes a thick weave with little space. Make a double thick hot pad with the free PDF pattern.
40. Waistcoat Stitch
41. Arruga Stitch
The basketweave is a combination of front and back post double crochet stitches.
This is a type basic stitch to learn after single, half double, and double crochet. It is just like double crochet but you do to yarn overs at the beginning of the stitch.
This stitch is a variation on the sedge stitch which is a single, half double, and double crochet stitches in the same stitch.
This is an easy stitch that is great for beginners.
Try this easy stitch and make a dishcloth or a baby blanket.
Double crochet stitches are used to make this easy interlocking stripe stitch.
There is an easy dishcloth crochet pattern to try.
This easy stitch is made using double crochet and alternating colors.
Learn how to make this easy cotton blanket square.
More Different Types of Crochet Stitches With Pictures to Try
- 40. Slip Stitch Back Loop
- 41. Granny Stripe Stitch
- 42. Extended Single Crochet
- 43. Mixed Loop Stitch
- 44. Even Mixed Loop Stitch
- 46. Crumpled Griddle
- 47. Waddle Stitch
- 48. Grit Stitch
- 49. Sprig Stitch
- 50. Pike Stitch
- 51. Flower Stitch
- 52. Puff Stitch
- 53. Catherine’s Wheel
- 54. Harlequin Stitch
- 55. Bumpy Row Stitch
- 58. Corner to Corner Stitch
- 59. Vintage Rippling Blocks
- 61. Ripple Puff Stitch
- 62. Clamshell Stitch
- 63. Offset Shell Stitch
- 64. Open Shell Stitch
- 65. Honeycomb Trellis Stitch
- 66. Offset V Stitch
- 67. Ridged String Network Stitch
- 68. Mixed Cluster Stitch
- 69. Rippled Lace
- 70. Diamond Trellis Stitch
- 71. Thistle Stitch
- 72. Bavarian Stitch
- 73. Crocodile Stitch
- 74. Blueberry Stitch
- 75. Bobble Stitch
- 76. Cable Columns
- 78. Seed Stitch
- 79. Love Knots
- 80. Picot Trellis Stitch
- 81. Flying Bird Stitch
- 82. Samurai Stitch
- 83. Boxed Puff Stitch
- 84. Block Stitch
- 86. Side Lean Stitch
- 87. Wedge Stitch
- 89. Puff Flower Stitch
- 90. Single Crochet Cluster
- 91. Larksfoot Stitch
- 92. Wave Stitch
- 93. Cable Stitch
- 95. Zig Zag Puff Stitch
- 96. Granny Stitch
- 97. Tulip Stitch
- 98. Heart Stitch
- 99. Mini Bean Stitch
If you’re new to crochet, learning the basic stitches is a great place to start. With just a few stitches, you can make so many different projects!
In this blog post, we’ve shown you over 100 different crochet stitches patterns with pictures. These crochet stitches include basic, easy, and more advanced stitches, so you’ll be sure to find one.
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I have been crocheting since I was 8 years old. I have 40 plus years of experience. My blogging journey started in 2013 and I have been writing about crafts and crocheting since then. I started blogging full time in 2019.