A Guide to Crochet Stitches

Whether you’re getting your hook around the trusty slip stitch for the first time or mastering the double crochet, we’ll guide you through the motions and take you on a tour of some of the most loved and practical stitches on the block!

Chain stitch | Slip stitch | Double crochet | Half treble crochet | Treble crochet | Double treble crochet | Waffle stitch | Star stitch | Double treble decrease | Treble crochet decrease | Front post treble | Back post treble | Triple treble crochet | Filet crochet | V stitch

Chain stitch

Itching to start on that epic crochet pattern? First stitch first! The chain stitch commonly known as the foundation chain is where it all begins. Whether you are starting a row or crocheting in the round, this chain stitch is the starting stitch to unlock your next craft creation.

Ready to learn how to crochet? Hop over to our video tutorial for our super easy guide to the chain stitch.

Slip stitch

The slip stitch is a basic but foundational utility technique that will serve you loyally throughout your crochet craftwork. Whether it’s completing a round, fastening off your yarn, joining two pieces of fabric together or moving within a pattern, the slip stitch is the ninja move worth mastering on your yarn adventures.

Ready, steady, stitch! Master the slip stitch with our easy-peasy video tutorial.

Double crochet stitch

The UK double crochet, also known as the single crochet in the US, is the little stitch loved dearly by designers and makers. Making its appearance on most crochet patterns, the double crochet creates dense, tight fabric that can be used for a multitude of captivating crafts and ace accessories!

Join us for the fun! Learn to crochet the the double crochet by watching our video tutorial.

Half treble crochet stitch

The half treble crochet is an essential medium height stitch adored by beginners and seasoned crocheters alike. The American’s call this the half double, so be sure to treble check your pattern!

Learn to crochet the half treble today by watching our super easy video tutorial!

Treble crochet stitch

The treble crochet will take your crochet to another level, literally! The treble crochet is twice the height of the half treble crochet and a complimentary companion to other stitches in your pattern.

Learn to crochet today! Triumph the treble crochet by watching our trusty video tutorial.

Double treble crochet stitch

The double treble stitch is one of the final principle stitches to learn in our series. Also known in the US as the treble crochet, the double treble a tall stitch that creates cool loose fabric that’s quick to build up. Perfect for breezy shawls and light throws!

Work that double treble! Our step-by-step video tutorial is here to guide the way.

Waffle stitch

This beautiful stitch takes its name from it's beautiful 'waffle texture' that appears when it's teamed with other stitches. Dense yet extremely cosy fabric it's wonderful to use on homeware and accessories!

Ready to master the waffle stitch? Take a look at our handy video tutorial and we'll take you through the steps!

Star stitch

The star stitch creates a thick cosy fabric, wonderful for sturdy baskets or snuggly afghans!

Ready to master the star stitch? Learn today with Hopeful Honey in her easy step-by-step video tutorial!

Treble crochet decrease

It's never been easier to learn how to treble crochet decrease! Just watch our video tutorial.

Front post treble stitch

Learning how to crochet the front post treble stitch has never been easier! Head over to our video tutorial now for a step-by-step guide.

Back post treble crochet stitch (bpdc)

Don't just take our word for it. Why not try out the back post treble crochet stitch for yourself by visiting our handy video tutorial?

Triple treble crochet

Learn to crochet the triple treble crochet by checking our our video tutorial. Perfect for beginners or if you just fancy brushing up on your skills.

Filet crochet

Combine the chain stitch and the treble stitch to create filet crochet, a beautiful delicate net-like fabric, perfect for geometric shapes and creating text. This crafty technique can be adapted to outwork your own unique designs, producing gloriously detailed crochet projects!

Fancy giving it a go? Shimmy over to our stitch school blog from Anna Nikipirowicz.

V stitch

A decorative stitch, the V stitch is a brilliant technique that uses treble crochet stitches and chains. Use when crocheting homeware, blankets and cushions, in your favorite yarn.

Want to learn how to crochet the gorgeous V stitch? Our video tutorial will show you how!

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