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Crochet Stitches -- Crochet Stitch Instructions


Find crochet stitch instructions. Learn a variety of different crochet stitches and techniques with these free videos and photo tutorials.

Think of this resource as a virtual stitch dictionary -- only it's free!

  1. Crochet Stitch Photo Galleries
  2. Basic Crochet Stitches
  3. Cluster Stitches
  4. Lace and Openwork Stitches
  5. Post Stitches
  6. Shell Stitches
  1. Spike Stitches
  2. Tunisian Crochet Stitches and Techniques
  3. V Stitches
  4. More Crochet Stitches and Techniques
  5. Fringes, Trims and Edgings
  6. Skills You'll Need for Crocheting Different Stitch Patterns

Crochet Stitch Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery of Crochet Stitches

We invite you to browse through our crochet stitch photo galleries; it's the easiest way to find interesting and inspiring crochet stitches to learn.

Basic Crochet Stitches

Basic Stitches

Basic crochet stitches are the building blocks you'll use to create any crochet project. These are the first stitches you need to learn when you get started with crochet.

Cluster Stitches

Cluster stitches are appealing because they are interesting to crochet, they are beautifully textured, and they look intriguing.

In a nutshell, cluster stitches are created by working multiple unfinished stitches, and then joining them all at the top in the last step. You'll want to visit the pages linked below to see more detailed instructions for each variation of the cluster stitch. These instructions include illustrations, so you will be able to see what each type of cluster stitch looks like.

Lace and Openwork Stitches

Crochet Stitch Patterns

These crochet stitches have one thing in common; they all incorporate open areas for a lacy or openwork effect.

Post Stitches

Learn about post stitches with the information featured here.

Shell Stitches

One Possible Variation of a Shell Stitch

Like the name suggests, shell stitches tend to be shaped somewhat like bivalve seashells. It's easy to create a shell stitch; just work more than one stitch (including but not limited to any of the following: half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, or double treble crochet) into the same stitch.

There are many possible shell stitch variations, some of which are linked below.

Spike Stitches

Staggered Crochet Spike Stitch Stripes

Spike stitches are elongated crochet stitches that are useful for adding interesting vertical elements into your work. You can also use them to create interesting color and texture patterns.

Tunisian Crochet Stitches and Techniques

Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Tunisian crochet is a needlework technique that borrows elements from both knitting and crochet, creating sort of a fusion of the two techniques. To work Tunisian crochet, you'll use a hook that is longer than a traditional crochet hook.

Tunisian crochet is a popular technique; it's easy to do, and the finished fabric is attractive and appealing.

V Stitches

Crocheted V Stitches in Brick Repeat

These stitches all feature some form of the "V." A typical V stitch might be a double crochet, then one or more chain stitches, then another double crochet stitch, all worked into the same stitch or space. There are other variations too; check out the stitches linked below to see some of the possibilities.

More Crochet Stitches and Techniques

Find even more miscellaneous crochet stitches linked below.

Fringes, Trims and Edgings

Crocheted Edging and Trim Patterns

Finish off your crochet projects with any of these fringes, trims and edgings.

Skills You'll Need for Crocheting Different Stitch Patterns

We like to simplify things for you as much as possible. With that in mind, we've posted some how-tos for a variety of different skills you'll need when you work some of the different stitches included on this page and in other crochet stitch dictionaries and pattern books.

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