But why stop there? Once you learn how to crochet, there are so many unique and interesting crochet stitches that you can use to add some character to your next project! In this article, I’ve curated a list of my favorite stitches that you can use to make beautiful blankets, cozy scarves, crochet hats, and more.
Unique Crochet Stitches for Beginners
Don’t be intimidated when you see how great these techniques look in the finished products! You’ll find that some of these cool crochet stitches are a lot easier than they look because they build on the basic stitches you already know by heart. Plus this list contains links to stitch tutorials that will guide you along the way.
Are you looking to take your crochet projects to the next level? This round-up has got you covered. It’s chock full of fun stitch inspo for any yarn addict. Some of the stitches on the list are a little more complicated, but the effect they add to your projects makes them worth the effort. Plus, how rewarding is it when you take on a challenging technique and finally get it down pat?
Pretty Crochet Stitches for Blankets
Are you an afghan fanatic who can whip up a basic blanket with your eyes closed? Maybe you’re crocheting a gift for a baby shower and you want to make it extra special. Trying one of these eye-catching stitches will make your finished product stand out, and it will make the process more fun. The Larksfoot Stitch and the Harlequin Stitch are blanket boosting favorites.
Whether you’re seeing them for the first time or the first time in a while, these 20 unique crochet stitches are sure to make your project that much more special, and that much more fun to work up!
You may have seen this stitch in heirloom afghans and baby blankets. It's a beautiful vintage stitch that creates eye-catching designs, especially when worked in stripes. It can be a little tricky, but an intermediate crocheter should have no problem picking up this stitch.
Once you see the crocodile stitch, there's no question where it got its name! This fun, whimsical stitch can be used to mimic dragon scales, mermaid tales, and even bird feathers. It's a cinch to learn too, because it's made using the basic double crochet stitch. After you get used to turning your work to form the scales, you'll have no problem crocheting the crocodile stitch.
Along with the popcorn stitch, the puff and bobble stitches are great ways to add puffy, chunky texture to your project. These are especially great for thickening up winter accessories. In this post, you can find tutorials on the stitches and an easy-to-understand explanation of what makes them different.
This linen stitch is a popular stitch with many names (you may see it called the moss stitch or the granite stitch). It's simple, but creates a lovely, dense textured fabric --- without being too stiff! It's great for when you want a close knit that still has some drape.
There are so many different kinds of lace stitches, but the shell mesh stitch really stands out. It combines shells and chain spaces into an airy, drape-y lace that's perfect for shawls, beach coverups, and more.
If you love the look of fringe, you need the loop stitch! Keep the loops for a floppy texture, or cut them for true fringe. Also called the fur stitch, the loop stitch is a great way to create hair for dolls or plushies.
There's a lot to love about the ribbed half double crochet. If you like a knitted look, but prefer to crochet, this stitch gives you the best of both worlds. Plus it shows up on the front and back sides of your work, which makes it a perfect choice for scarves.
The pretty and dainty suzette stitch is a good next step for beginners. It looks fancy, but it doesn't take too long to get the hang of. If you're ready to move on from single and double crochet, give this stitch a try!