9 Easy, Interesting Crochet Stitches with Video Tutorials

There are so many easy, interesting crochet stitches to learn. Just by changing your hook placement or combining basic stitches in fresh ways, you can create such a vast array of different textures and looks. Here are some of my most popular video tutorials for interesting crochet stitches.

1. Crochet Linen Stitch

Crochet linen stitch is an easy, meditative crochet stitch. In this stitch, you alternate single crochet stitches with ch-1 spaces across the row. On the next row, you do the same, but work a single crochet into the chain spaces. It creates a dense, striking texture. Note that you might also see this called crochet moss stitch.

2. Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch

Crochet lemon peel stitch has a lot of different names, including waffle stitch, scrunch stitch, seed stitch, and single double combination stitch.

It’s similar to the linen or moss stitch. However, instead of alternating chain spaces and single crochet, you alternate single crochet and double crochet. Therefore, you get a similar texture that works up more quickly. This is a very versatile and somewhat textured crochet stitch.

3. Long Double Crochet Linen Stitch

Crochet offers so many different opportunities to change the placement of stitches. In this linen stitch variation, we use long double crochet stitches. They’re worked strategically into the row below where you’d usually work to create a visually interesting, reversible pattern.

4. Long Double Crochet Chevron Stitch

The long double crochet chevron stitch takes the same concept from above but applies a chevron technique for a totally different look. You can create chevron crochet stitches in many different ways. This is a unique one for you to try.

5. Long Single Crochet Spike Stitch

Spike crochet stitches use the same concept as above: you work the stitch into the row below the one you usually work into. In this case, you’re using a long single crochet instead of a double crochet stitch. You get a comfy, cozy, dense fabric. Moreover, this stitch pattern lets you do really interesting things with colorwork.

6. Back Loop Only Single Crochet Ribbing

Another way to change up single crochet and some other basic stitches is to work into one loop only. Working in the back loop only row after row gives a terrific ribbing effect. In this video, you learn to single crochet in the back loop only to create a stretchy fabric.

7. Knit-Look Crochet Ribbing

However, you don’t have to work in the back loops to create ribbing. In this technique, you alternate rows of single crochet with slip stitch rows for a knit-look ribbing.

8. Crochet Star Stitch

Many would argue that star stitch is one of the most interesting easy crochet stitches. You may also see it listed as spiked cluster stitch, Marguerite stitch, or daisy stitch.

9. Crochet Feather Stitch

Getting the crochet feather stitch right is about placing your hook in the correct spot each time. Get that down and you’ll master this design that’s perfect for color play and striping.

More Crochet Stitches

Can’t get enough of these crochet stitch video tutorials?

Check out my Crochet Stitch Library playlist on YouTube.

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