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Basic and Advanced Crochet Stitches Guide

Welcome to Needlepointer’s crochet stitches guide of different types of crochet stitches, ranging from the basic to the more advanced crochet stitches. 

This is a very popular page for all of those who enjoy the needlecraft of crochet. This thorough crochet stitch directory will guide you step by step through crochet stitches from A-Z!  

Those drawn to crochet definitely need to browse this extensive list of the many different types of stitches in this crochet stitches guide. The list is amazingly complete! 

For those just starting on this enjoyable craft of crochet, one of the first links below is the Needlepointers.com Learn to Crochet Video Series.  

The clear and easy-to-follow videos here make it so simple to learn basic crochet stitches that will get you well on your way!

Once you’ve mastered the basics like the slip stitch, single crochet, half double, double crochet, and treble crochet, it will be time to move on to the more advanced crochet stitches that are also found here.

Sadly, there are not many tutorials to be found on the internet for those left-handed needleworkers. Below are several of these tutorials to teach different crochet stitches to those lefties who are often overlooked in other crochet stitches guides!

Each crochet stitch pattern brings something new to add to your projects. This page is a wonderful reference to bookmark in order to easily find at those times when searching for the perfect stitch for your next crochet project!

Maybe you want to make a granny square or a comfy crochet blanket. The double crochet stitch is perfect for these projects, and it can be found right on this page! 

Are you looking to add interest and texture to a crochet project?  The bullion stitch, with a tutorial on this page, has a very distinct and puffy look to it. It would be perfect! 

We have a wonderful list of patterns and projects to crochet on our website that will give you a chance to practice your newly learned stitches.  Don't miss this!

Now scroll down to find a huge range of tutorials that we have gathered to teach you many types of crochet stitches!

Happy crocheting!

Basic and Advanced Crochet Stitches Guide

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Learn to Crochet Video Series by Needlepointers.com

Learn to crochet with our series of videos. Needlepointers.com

Back Cross Stitch (bcr)

Back Cross Stitch (bcr) #ad

A video and also instructions with illustration. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Back Loop Only Crochet (BLO)

Back Loop Only Crochet (BLO)

Learning to crochet in back loop will be easy with our BLO crochet video lesson and this step-by-step picture tutorial. Needlepointers.com Associates

Beaded Single Crochet Stitch

Beaded Single Crochet Stitch

Incorporating beads into crochet work may seem intimidating. However, it actually is a fairly easy technique. If you have mastered the single crochet, you can do the beaded single crochet. Learn how. Needlepointers.com

Berry Stitch

Berry Stitch #ad

A video and also text instructions with illustrations on how to do the berry stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Bobble Stitch

Instructions for making the bobble stitch and also for making a bobble stitch coaster. Crochet Crochet 'N More

Braid Stitch

This stitch is called the braid stitch because it looks like a braid. Here are photos and instructions for crocheting the braid stitch. JPF Crochet Club

Brick Stitch

How to crochet brick stitch. The Spruce Crafts

Bullion Stitch

The bullion stitch is beautiful and decorative AND tricky! Lots of yarn overs are required when making this stitch. Here you will find instructions and photos for the bullion stitch for crocheters. Stitch Diva

Bullion Stitch Tutorial

The bullion stitch can be intimidating. With this video, you can learn the bullion stitch. Moira Durano-Abesmo on Hubpages

Butterfly Stitch

The butterfly crochet stitch is a stitch pattern worked across multiple stitches and multiple rows. Learn this stitch. Spruce Crafts

Chain Stitch

Chain Stitch

Learn how to make a crochet chain stitch with video and step-by-step instructions. Needlepointers.com

Chain Stitch - Left-Handed (Video)

Chain Stitch - Left-Handed (Video)

This video shows have to make a chain stitch using the crochet hook in the left hand. Needlepointers.com

Cluster Stitch

Instructions on doing a cluster stitch where a specific number of stitches are joined at the top. Dummies.com

Cluster Stitch (cs)

Cluster Stitch (cs) #ad

The cluster stitch can be created with a varying number of stitches in the cluster. Follow these instructions to learn how to crochet the cluster stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Double Crochet (dc)

Double Crochet (dc)

How to make a double crochet stitch. Needlepointers.com

Double Crochet - Left Hand

Double Crochet - Left Hand

How to make a double crochet stitch using the hook in your left hand. Needlepointers.com

Double Treble Crochet

Here is a video on how to crochet double treble crochet stitch. You Tube

Double Treble Crochet (dtr)

Double Treble Crochet (dtr) #ad

Double treble crochet is a basic crochet stitch. Follow the instructions or watch the video to learn how to double treble crochet. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Drop Stitch

Learn how to crochet the drop stitch in no time with this video lesson. You Tube

Duplicate Stitch

A brief description and a few illustrations for showing how to do the Duplicate Stitch on Afghan Knit Stitch. Vicki's Crochet Designs

Duplicate Stitch

Also known as swiss darning, this stitch can be used either decoratively or to conceal mistakes. Sweaterscapes

Duplicate Stitch Column

This site tells you how to work duplicate stitch columns. Knitting-and.com

Front Cross Stitch

Front Cross Stitch #ad

How to crochet the front cross-stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

Half Double Crochet Stitch (hdc)

Learn how to crochet the half double crochet stitch with this easy tutorial. The half double crochet is a basic crochet stitch and its abbreviation is hdc. By Needlepointers.com

Half Double Crochet Stitch - Left Handed

Half Double Crochet Stitch - Left Handed

How to make a half double crochet stitch using the hook in your left hand. Needlepointers.com

Interlocking Filet Stitch

Row-by-row instructions and pictures for making the interlocking filet stitch. Crochethook

Knot Stitch

Instructions for crocheting the knot stitch. Knitting-and.com

Lattice Stitch

An illustration of the lattice stitch and instructions for crocheting it. Knitting-and.com

Love Knot (lk)

Love Knot (lk) #ad

The love Knot stitch is also known as Solomon's Knot. It is an intermediate crochet stitch. Learn how to crochet the love knot. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Lovers Knot Stitch

The lovers knot stitch has an open, lacy look. Learn how to make the lovers knot stitch with this free tutorial. The Spruce Crafts

Picot Crochet Stitch

Picots are pretty little round-shaped crochet stitches that add a decorative touch to an edging. Instructions on how to make the crochet picot stitch are here. Dummies.com

Picot Stitch

Picot Stitch #ad

The picot stitch is great to use for edging a crochet project! Here are a video and illustrated instructions for making the crochet picot stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Picot Stitch - Crochet

This tutorial shows how crochet picots are made. It shows it right-handed and left-handed. Crochet Spot

Popcorn Stitch

The popcorn stitch is a nicely rounded, compact oval that stands out from the fabric. Learn how to crochet it with these illustrations and instructions. Dummies.com

Popcorn Stitch Tutorial

Popcorn Stitch Tutorial #ad

The popcorn stitch is a basic crochet stitch. It's easy to learn. Follow the instructions and watch the video tutorials. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Puff Stitch

Puff Stitch #ad

Learn how to crochet the puff stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Puff Stitch

Photo and step-by-step instruction for learning the crochet puff stitch. Stitch Diva

Puff Stitch Tutorial

The crochet puff stitch is aptly named because it gently puffs up into an oval shape. Learn how to make it. Dummies.com

Reverse Popcorn Stitch

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Learn how to crochet the reverse popcorn stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Reverse Single Crochet

Reverse single crochet (rsc) is a simple variation on one of the most basic crochet stitches—the single crochet (sc). Here are instructions. The Spruce Crafts

Reverse Single Crochet

Reverse Single Crochet #ad

With this free video tutorial and written instructions learn how to crochet the reverse single crochet. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Reverse Single Crochet Stitch

The reverse single crochet stitch is also known as the crab stitch. Here you will find detailed directions on reverse single crochet (rev sc/rsc). The Good Life

Shell Stitch - Left-Handed (Video)

Shell Stitch - Left-Handed (Video)

Learn how to crochet the shell stitch using your crochet hook in the left hand. Needlepointers.com

Single Crochet (sc)

Single Crochet (sc)

Learn how to make the single crochet. This is a basic crochet stitch. Watch a video and get detailed written instructions.

Single Crochet - Left-Hand

Single Crochet - Left-Hand

How to make a single crochet stitch using the hook in your left hand. Needlepointers.com

Slip Knot - How to make a slip knot  - 3 methods (Video)

Slip Knot - How to make a slip knot - 3 methods (Video)

A video on how to make a slip knot for crochet or knitting. Instructional tutorial for making slip knots. This tutorial shows three different ways to make slip knots. Needlepointers.com

Split Single Crochet Stitch (How to Crochet)

Split Single Crochet Stitch (How to Crochet)

This video shows how to make a split single crochet stitch (ssc). The split single crochet stitch is created in the same way as a single crochet. The difference is where you place your hook to start the stitch. The stitch makes rows of "V"s.

Static Stitch

This stitch is called the Static Stitch it is called this because you use more than one color to make this stitch. Learn how to crochet the static stitch. JPF Crochet Club

Treble Crochet Stitch (tc)

With these pictures and directions you will be able to make the treble stitch. Crochet Spot

Trinity Stitch

With photo and written instructions on this page, you will learn how to make the trinity stitch. Yarn Tomatoe

Triple Crochet - Left Hand (Video)

Triple Crochet - Left Hand (Video)

How to make a triple crochet stitch using the hook in your left hand. Needlepointers.com

Turning Chain

Turning Chain

Learn how to turn your work at the end of a row to begin a new row when single crocheting. Needlepointers.com

V-Stitch

V-Stitch #ad

Instructions, illustrations and video on how to crochet the V-stitch. Affiliate Link to Annie's Craft Store

Waffle Stitch

Here find directions on the waffle stitch. JPF Crochet Club





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