Crochet Stitch Dictionary

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Need a little help with a crochet stitch? Select the stitch from the list below and tap the title to access the stitch multiple, written instructions and tutorials.

Crochet Stitch Dictionary (Twitter Post)

Some of the most common stitches in crochet are the chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc) and double crochet (dc) stitches.

New stitch patterns are created when we use our common crochet stitches together. For example the Suzette stitch (also known as the Thicket Stitch), is created by working single crochet stitches (sc) and double crochet stitches (dc) in a repetitive pattern. This is a beginner friendly stitch and you can try it out with my Suzette Crochet Hat Pattern here.

By working a combination of these basic crochet stitches and chains you can create openwork (lacy fabrics) and mesh designs. You can create texture with crochet post stitches, popcorns, puff stitches and crochet cables. You can also create interest by using stitches like spike stitches and dropped double crochet stitches.

Along with the photo tutorials and video tutorials I have included below for crochet stitches available at Oombawka Design Crochet, you may also be interested in my crochet stitches and symbols cheat sheet. If you are searching for my crochet translation project you can visit this post.

My Crochet Stitch Dictionary will be updated as I release new free crochet patterns and tutorials at Oombawka Design Crochet. I’ve tried to make this as easy as possible for you to find what you need.

Crochet Stitches and Techniques

Create beautiful borders and crochet edgings for your blankets and afghans with one of these pretty stitch patterns.

Find different ways to join your square crochet motifs, hexagons and granny squares here.

If you are searching for popular chevrons and wave stitch patterns you will enjoy this post.

Crochet Stitch Dictionary (Pinterest Pin (1080 x 1920))

Find a selection of my favorite crochet stitch dictionaries and crochet stitch pattern books here. Along with a vast variety of stitches, you will also find information about stitch charts and stitch diagrams, exploring colour and different shapes and crochet motifs.

Check out my other available size charts and measurements here.


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  1. Hi Barbara, some people slip stitch then ch 3 to make things like petals and they count that ch 3 as a dc and do the opposite at the other end of the petal, so chain 3 then slip stitch. We often use a ch 3 as a double crochet at the beginning of rows. The instructions you shared sound like you need to ch 3 and then dc in between the stitches – so not in the top loops of the stitch but the gap between two stitches around all the loops of the stitch maybe?

  2. Please explain what a ch3 DC bet stitch is and how to do it for a crochet project i am doing. Thank you.

  3. Good morning
    Just wanted to ask are these stitches us or uk terms.
    Kind regards

  4. Hi Sharon, Usually when a pattern reads “crochet 8 times” it is a repeat of something in the sentence before the wording. I’m uncertain what the 6 on the end is for though. I would have thought it could be a stitch count but maybe are you increasing or decreasing by 6 stitches on that row/round?

  5. Thanks Verna 🙂 I’ve been meaning to add the post for a while – it will help me too so I can find things. With more than 2000 posts on my site now it is getting hard to remember which words to search for things with!

  6. This is a great reference Rhondda. I want to make a stitch sampler blanket to use up some yarn, and this will be an easy way to determine the stitches to use.