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Crochet Stitches: 5 Most Popular Patterns You Need to Know

Crochet stitches

Crochet stitches

You may create a wide variety of beautiful stitch designs if you master the fundamental crochet stitches. They are fun and simple to work into a variety of tasks. In order to tackle more complex and challenging tasks in the future, you’ll eventually acquire a lot of practice and become an expert in the styles you enjoy the most.

These are the most often used crochet stitches in projects. Learn how to master each by reading on:

  • Moss stitch (granite stitch)
  • Single mesh stitch
  • Thick and thin front loop single stitch
  • Puff stitch
  • Basic V stitch
  • V stitch in brick repeat
  • Basic shell stitch
  • Treble shell stitch
  • Lacy treble shell stitch
  • Stagger spike stitch

Work through these ten well-liked stitch patterns, which include a few detailed photo lessons and some basic directions. You should be familiar with typical crochet acronyms for each one. After that, decide which projects to begin! You’ll be prepared to take on a more big project because you’ll have that much more experience.

1. Crochet Moss Stitch or Granite Stitch

Moss Crochet stitches

The crochet moss stitch, often called the granite stitch, can be learned by following these free instructions. Only the single crochet and the chain stitch are necessary for this simple stitch to be completed.

The Moss Crochet stitches an odd number of chains for the foundation chain.

Row 1: Mark the first chain from your hook. In third chain from hook, sc. [Ch 1, skip the following chapter, and then continue in the following chapter] Rep the full row. Chapter 1, turn.

Row 2: [sc in the next sp of ch-1, ch 1.] Rep each of the remaining rows’ sequences indicated by the brackets. You can take the marker out before working the stitch, but at the end of the row, work a sc stitch into the stitch where you put the marker. Turn on chapter one.

Rows 3 and up: stitch every row as you did in row 2, with the exception that you should stitch your final double crochet into the turning chain of the row before. Continue working in this row until your piece reaches the desired length.

It’s only a simple technique to see which stitch to work after you have the hang of this stitch; there’s no need to keep inserting the marker.

Make a Few Simple Projects with the Moss Stitch in Crochet

Not sure how to use this stitch for something? To begin going, give them a try!

  • Beginner’s Moss Stitch Baby Blanket: Although this quick and simple crochet project is appropriate for novices, crocheters of all skill levels will love working on it.
  • Easy Crochet Accessories: A beanie, scarf, headband, and pair of fingerless gloves are all part of the ensemble.

2. Single Crochet Mesh Stitch

Single mesh crochet stitches

Single crochet mesh stitch is similar to the moss stitch in that it requires only simple stitches to complete, but the finished product looks very different!

How to Work an Odd Number of Chains in a Foundation Chain: Crochet a single crochet mesh stitch.

  • Row 1: Ch 3 sc in hook ch. [Ch 1, skip next ch, sc in following ch] Rep the order indicated in brackets throughout the entire row. Turn on chapter one.
  • Sc in first sc, skip first ch, [sc in next sc, ch 1, skip next ch.] in row 2. Rep the order indicated in brackets throughout the entire row. Turn, ch 1, and finish the row with a sc in the final stitch.

Advice: Work the final stitch into the turning chain rather than the final sc st for straighter edges. Either approach will work, but make sure you follow through consistently.

Continue row 2 until the piece reaches the desired size.

Create a Project using the Simple Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth: If you’d like, you may also use this dishcloth as a washcloth. This cloth combines the comfort of a lovely cotton yarn with the advantages of a somewhat abrasive crochet stitch, making it ideal for washing dishes, faces, or any other surface.

3. Thick and Thin Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch

Thick and Thin Front Loop Single Crochet Stitches

This stitch uses only front loop single crochet stitch, which is a version of single crochet made by working through the front loops, and provides a variable, slightly lacy texture. It looks very intriguing because of the two ridiculously different yarn sizes.

Although it’s simple to work with both thick and thin front loop single crochet stitches, it’s better to get proficient with single crochet stitches to the point where you can work with even tension without difficulty.

How to Crochet Thick and Thin Front Loop Single Crochet Stitch

Start with one yarn and one crochet thread that are drastically different sizes. The sample above was made with bulky and DK weight yarn in the same color.

Using the heavier yarn, crochet a foundation chain.

Row 1: Work the entire row in single crochet stitch.

Row 2: Work the entire row in front loop single crochet stitch, which is exactly the same as single crochet except that you work through the front loops only. Before you complete the last step of the last stitch in the row, change to the finer weight thread.

Rows 3-4: Use the thread to work 2 more rows of front loop single crochet stitch. Before you complete the last step of the last stitch, change to the heavier yarn.

Continue alternating between two rows in heavy yarn, then two rows of the finer weight yarn until the piece is the desired length.

Never switch yarns when crocheting with a different hook. Throughout, use the same size crochet hook, making sure it’s comfortable for working with the thicker yarn.

Throughout the composition, use a relaxed, loose tension. When working with the finer thread, try not to tense up too much since you don’t want the stitches to pull in and deform the piece.

Make a Project Using a Similar Stitch Pattern in Crochet

The essential idea of this stitch pattern is also used in the easy thick and thin scarf, but conventional single crochet is used instead of front loop single crochet.

4. Basic Crochet V Stitch

Basic V crochet stitches

A v stitch is essentially a double crochet stitch that is worked into the same stitch or space first, then a chain stitch then another double crochet stitch. With this straightforward stitch pattern, you can create a plethora of different stitch patterns, and the finished texture is stunning.

5. Staggered Spike Stitch

Staggered Spike crochet Stitch

With a single crochet and a little variety, you may create a distinctive style. Create it in two or more hues to highlight the uneven spike!

How to Work the Staggered Spike Stitch in Stripes

Spike Stitch: To form a spike stitch, work a single crochet stitch into the row below where you typically work it.

Chain 1 at the end of each row for a turning chain.

Crochet a foundation chain using color A and a multiple of 4 stitches.

Rows 1-2: Single crochet across entire row. At the end of the second row, change to color B. 

Row 3: [1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc sts. Work 1 spike stitch in the next sc.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way across the row. When you get to the end of the row, work 1 sc in ea of the last 3 sts. At the end of the row, change to color A. 

Rows 4-5: Single crochet. At the end of row 5, change to color B.

Row 6: sc in 1st st. [Spike stitch in next st, then work 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sts.] Rep sequence in brackets all the way across the row. sc in the last st in the row. At the end of the row, change to color A.

Rep rows 1-6 until the piece is the length you want it to be.

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