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Crochet Stitch Guide

This crochet stitch guide is an excellent resource if you are searching for inspiration or need a refresher course in various techniques and styles of crochet. This guide is made for beginners and advanced crocheters because it provides an overview of basic, intermediate, and advanced crochet stitches and techniques. Every crochet stitch in this guide is explained in full detail, and each stitch has a helpful tip or trick to assist you in your learning process.

If you are looking for crochet stitches not found in this stitch guide, Annie's Craft Store also has a great stitch guide. Another great stitch guide can be found at All Free Crochet. 

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The Crochet Stitch Guide

The Cluster Stitch

The cluster stitch is made by crocheting a set of unfinished stitches into the same stitch or by crocheting the unfinished stitches into several stitches on the same row. This stitch looks fabulous on hats, blankets, and scarves. 


Crochet in the Round 

There are several ways to "crochet in the round." The simplest and most common way to crochet in the round is to use a foundation chain, slip stitch, and a series of single crochet stitches. This lesson will teach you how to do this.


Double Loop Stitch

The double loop stitch is made by wrapping the yarn around the index finger twice and then stitching the loops into place. The double loop stitch's wonderful texture adds interest to your crochet projects.


Front Double Cross Stitch

The front double cross stitch is made by skipping the first stitch and then working a double crochet into that stitch. You then work around the last stitch and place a double crochet into the skipped stitch.


Half Double Crochet Decrease

The half double crochet decrease is made by crocheting two stitches together. This stitch is also called half double crochet two stitches together.


Love Knot (Solomon's Knot)

The crochet love (Solomon's) knot makes an open, lacy type stitch, which is made using a basic single crochet stitch. The difference is that you will pull or draw the loop up taller than you usually would with a single crochet. 


Magic Circle

The crochet magic circle (ring) is a helpful trick to "crocheting in the round." To make the circle, you will place your first round of stitches into an adjustable ring, then pull the tail end closed to form the circle. 


Popcorn Stitch

The crochet popcorn stitch is a fun stitch that adds a lot of texture to a project. It's puffy surface makes a "popping" look that is great for scarves, blankets, hats and more.


Puff Stitch

The crochet puff stitch is a playful stitch that adds texture and dimension to your crochet projects. The puff stitch is similar to a popcorn or a bobble stitch but is not the same. 


Shell Stitch

The crochet shell stitch is a timeless classic that can be used for an entire project or for adding decorative finishing touches. The shell stitch is simple and can be made with several variations. The shell is also a perfect stitch for alternating colors.



The crochet v-stitch adds lots of texture to a project. The v-stitch may look challenging, but it is actually really simple to make. The stitches used are basic chain and double crochet stitches.


There are still more stitches to come!