Are you tired of the same boring crochet stitches? I’ve compiled a list of fun, and easy, stitches that you can add to your crochet arsenal.
My designs focus on fairly simple projects and I’m a huge fan of using basic stitches such as, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. Even the basics can create a beautiful project, but it’s always fun to switch it up a bit. Adding a cute border to a blanket, or switching to working in the front or back loops only, are simple changes that take a simple design to the next level.
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Below are a Few of My Favorite Stitches!
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)
Yarn over, insert your hook, yarn over, pull up a loop and pull directly through the first loop on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops.
Pictured – The Boxy Basket pattern on Etsy
The Picot Stitch /Chain Three Picot (ch3p)
Chain three, sl stitch in third chain from hook – one picot created
Pictured – The Picot Placemat & Doily Pattern on Etsy
Reverse Single Crochet (rsc) aka Crab Stitch
Working from front to back, insert hook in next stitch to the right, and complete a single crochet.
Pictured – The Pirouette Planter Pattern on Etsy
The Waistcoat Stitch (wc)
It’s basically a single crochet, but you insert your hook in between the middle of the post, rather than the usual top two loops. Then, complete the stitch just as you would a single crochet. You’ll want to work loosely.
Pictured – The Boho Plant Hanger Pattern on Etsy
I hope you try some of these fun, new stitches. If you’d like to learn more, try The Feather Stitch.
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