If you’re new to crochet, I’m sure that you’ve most likely stuck to the most basic of stitches – single, double, half-double, treble and even the slip stitch! However, there are so much more than just those stitches out there! So, let’s dive in to a few unique stitches now and learn some new ones.
These 20 unique and different crochet stitches may challenge you or even confound you for a moment, but tackling them and mastering them will be gratifying – I assure you. Once you get any of these stitches down and you feel comfortable using them, you just might find yourself using them for your next project!
Primrose Crochet Stitch
This stitch is perfect for crochet baby blankets, scarves, and bags. It's a very pretty crochet stitch with a lovely texture. It’s a 2-row repeat stitch pattern, that you’ll be able to get the hang of very quickly. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell.
The stitch creates a substantial fabric with a lot of visual interest and loads of potential for colour play. It is a very relaxing stitch to work. It is best to use 2 or more colours, so that the stitch design is more apparent.
Textured Wave Stitch
The textured wave stitch is definitely something to get excited about. It has a wonderful texture and definition which makes it unique and perfect for your next project!
The Suzette Stitch
This pattern is perfect for beginners who want to move on from scarves and washcloths, but don’t want to have their head buried in a pattern while they crochet.
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The Crystal Stitch
The Crystal Stitch is a fairly simple stitch that uses chain stitches and double crochets to create the effect of crystals being grouped together. Very similar to the stitches used for granny squares, this stitch is very easy to pick up rather quickly.
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The Harvest Stitch
The Harvest stitch uses 2 puff stitches separated by a chain space to create a pretty v-stitch. Then, these puff v’s are stacked on top of each other and separated by 2 dc to make a neat “harvesty” look!
Easy Braided Crochet Stitch
The braids stitch is stylish and a perfect for any age group and there are countless unique crochet projects you can create using the braids stitch! For the wintertime, you can make a warm hat using the braided stitch! You can use alternating colors for each braid strand.
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The Shell Stitch
Learn How to Crochet the Shell Stitch with this step-by-step photo tutorial. This stitch looks a bit complicated but this pretty stitch is simple to learn and great for many different types of crochet projects!
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Learn how to crochet the graceful arrow stitch with this easy to follow, step by step tutorial for beginners. If you like crochet patterns with a special style, this arrow stitch is a perfect technique for you.
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The Cluster Stitch
The Cluster Stitch is one of the easiest stitches to learn, as the stitch basically just incorporates the Double Crochet technique, which means that cluster stitch only takes a tiny bit of practise to master!
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The Star Stitch
The star stitch has a stunning starburst design, hence the name. The front of the stitch looks different from the back yet the back also has a lovely linear look to it.
The Iris Stitch
The Iris Stitch is a great one for watching TV and crocheting. There is only a one row repeat and beyond the foundation row, all your stitches are placed in spaces and not in a stitch. They are so relaxing and easy to memorize.
The Spider Stitch
Don’t you just love learning new and simple stitches? If you can chain and single crochet it will be easy for you to learn how to crochet the spider stitch.
The Basket Weave Stitch
The basket weave stitch is modern, beautifully textured, and perfect for crochet afghans and blankets. The conventional basketweave stitch is worked in repeats of four rows.
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Lemon Peel Stitch
You'll love this stitch because it is a really simple do and super easy to keep track of. It also creates a nice sturdy fabric with beautiful texture, so it will be one of your go-to stitches that you can use all the time.
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The Mini Bean Stitch
The Mini Bean Stitch creates a dense and tightly woven fabric, closely resembling adorable little beans… Perfect to use when crocheting those snuggly scarves and cozy afghans, as this stitch is reversible and works up into a delightfully warm fabric!
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The Aligned Cobble Stitch
It’s the perfect stitch for someone who’s new to crochet but looking for a little more adventure. It has a lovely raised pebble sort of look to it and the symmetry in the pattern is great for all those people out there who like the clean and tidy look.
Pretty Pebbles Stitch
This lovely textured stitch is so easy to crochet! This is the perfect stitch pattern for baby blankets and washcloths.
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The Triple Crochet Loop Stitch
This stitch is one of the best examples! The triple crochet loop stitch is perfect for winter clothes as it mixes eyelet and relief. It looks really nice horizontally and vertically so you can use it in a lot of different ways.
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The Crocodile Stitch
The crocodile stitch is a wonderful textured stitch. It appears to be a recent — and popular — invention. It’s fun, once you overcome a few challenges.
It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try out a different crochet stitch! You might just discover that there’s more to crocheting than the super simple single crochet. 🙂
Here's a blanket pattern I think you'll love…the Log Cabin Baby Blanket, which is a stitch sampler blanket. It’s not just cute, it’s also so much fun to make. There’s a great variety of stitches you'll learn, it can be made small or large making it an excellent stash buster project and it's perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.
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