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

  1. 4 Pointed Star Stitch (Marguerite Stitch)
  2. 4 Ways to Change Your Yarn Mid-Project
  3. 5 Pointed Star Stitch
  4. A Crochet Tip You Need to Know!
  5. Alpine Stitch Tutorial (Video Tutorial)
  6. Baby Bean Stitch (Video)
  7. Back Bump of the Starting Chain (Video Tutorial)
  8. Back Crossed Half Double Crochet Stitch (Video)
  9. Back Loop Only (Video Tutorial)
  10. Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch
  11. Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (BPdc) (Video Tutorial)
  12. Back Post Half Double Crochet Stitch (BPhdc)
  13. Basketweave Stitch Tutorial
  14. Block Stitch Tutorial
  15. Bobble Stitch Tutorial
  16. Bumpy Stitch Tutorial
  17. Catherine Wheel Stitch
  18. Chain
  19. Chinese Puzzle Stitch
  20. Christmas Tree Stitch
  21. Close Scallops Stitch
  22. Corner to Corner Stitch (C2C) Right Handed (Left Handed)
  23. Crab Stitch
  24. Crocodile Stitch
  25. Crossed Double Crochet Stitch
  26. Crossed Single Crochet Stitch
  27. Cupcake Stitch (aka Sultan Stitch)
  28. Double Magic Ring (DMR) (Video)
  29. Double Crochet Stitch (dc) (Video)
  30. Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog) (Video)
  31. Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog) (Video)
  32. Double Crochet Join (Video)
  33. Double Treble Crochet Stitch (Video)
  34. Double Wave Stitch
  35. Extended Single Crochet Stitch
  36. Fan and V Stitch
  37. Front Loop (fl) / Front Loop Only (flo)
  38. Front Loop Single Crochet
  39. Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) (Video)
  40. Front Post Double Crochet 3 Together (FPdc3tog)
  41. Front Post Double Treble Crochet (FPdtr)
  42. Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPhdc)
  43. Front Post Half Double Crochet Join
  44. Front Post Single Crochet (FPsc)
  45. Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr)
  46. Front Post Triple Treble Crochet (FPtrtr)
  47. Foundation Single Crochet (fsc)
  48. Globe Stitch
  49. Granny Square
  50. Granny Triangle Square
  51. Granule Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  52. Griddle Stitch Tutorial
  53. Half Double Crochet (hdc) (Video)
  54. Half Double Crochet Join (Video)
  55. Herringbone Double Crochet Stitch (Video)
  56. Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch (Video)
  57. Houndstooth Stitch Tutorial
  58. How to Add a Rolled Up Brim to a Top Down Hat Tutorial
  59. How to Add Grommets to Crocheted Fabric
  60. How to Close the Top of a Hat or Pair of Mittens the Easy Way
  61. How to Weave in a Very Short Yarn End
  62. Invisible Decrease Tutorial (great for Amigurumi projects!) (Video)
  63. Invisible Join Technique
  64. Iris Stitch Tutorial
  65. Larksfoot Stitch Tutorial
  66. Magic Ring (MR) / Magic Circle (MC) (Video)
  67. Magic Ring Alternative #1 – Slip Knot Ring
  68. Magic Ring Alternative # 2 – Chain Ring
  69. Magic Ring Alternative # 3 – Chain Stitch Method
  70. Magic Ring Alternative # 4 – Magic Row Method
  71. Mini Bobbles
  72. Mitered Granny Square
  73. Nubbins Crochet Stitch
  74. Picket Fences Crochet Stitch Tutorial
  75. Pretty Pebbles Stitch
  76. Reversible Crochet Stitch
  77. Reverse Single Crochet Stitch (aka Crab Stitch) (Video)
  78. Rib Stitch Tutorial
  79. Seed Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  80. Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  81. Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog) (Video)
  82. Single Crochet 3 Together (sc3tog) (Video)
  83. Single Crochet Cluster Stitch
  84. Single Crochet Join (Video)
  85. Single Crochet V Stitch
  86. Slip Knot
  87. Slip Stitch (Video)
  88. Slip Stitch Join (Video)
  89. Staggered Paired Half Double Crochet
  90. Star Stitch (Marguerite Stitch) (Video)
  91. Standing Double Crochet
  92. Standing Half Double Crochet
  93. Standing Single Crochet Stitch
  94. Stormy Seas Stitch
  95. Thermal Half Double Crochet Stitch (thdc)
  96. Third Dimension Stitch Tutorial
  97. Tread Stitch Tutorial
  98. Treble Crochet Stitch (tr) (video)
  99. Treble Crochet 2 Together Stitch (tr2tog) (Video)
  100. Treble Crochet 3 Together Stitch (tr3tog) (Video)
  101. Treble Crochet Join (Standing Treble Crochet Stitch) (Video)
  102. Trinity Stitch (Video)
  103. Triple Treble Stitch (trtr) (Video)
  104. Tulip Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  105. Up and Down Stitch Tutorial
  106. V-Stitch
  107. V-Stitch Variation (Victoria)
  108. V-Stitch Variation (Lacy V Stitch)
  109. V-Stitch Variation (Cottage Twists)
  110. V-Stitch Variation (Simple V Stitch)
  111. Vintage Spider Stitch Tutorial
  112. Waffle Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  113. Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial (Video)
  114. Wattle Stitch Tutorial
  115. Wave and Chevron Stitch Tutorial
  116. Whipstitch Tutorial
  117. Zig Zag Lozenge Stitch

Chain Space (ch1sp, ch2sp, ch3sp…) A space created when you chain 1, 2 or 3 chains. When you work into the chain space you work into the space beneath the chain you made before. Your current stitch will enclose the chain worked, unless the instructions specify to work in front of or behind or in the loop of the chain itself.

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 Bonnie, for the solid linked granny square how are the corners? Are they made using 3 dc? or a ch2sp? Thanks! Rhondda

  2. Hi Rhondda, I’ve been searching for a tutorial which shows how to make a ‘Solid Granny Square’ using the “Linked Double Crochet” stitch. I know how to do the stitch but cannot figure out how to work it into a solid granny square pattern. I’ve only been able to find one you tube video and her website tutorial, but she’s quite difficult for me to follow along. I scanned your stitch directory and found many wonderful tutorials, but did not find this one listed. Did you possibly have this tutorial elsewhere? Thank you for all the great tutorials!

  3. Hi Dawn, I’m not sure – it could be Spanish? but I don’t have those abbreviations for the terms we have been given in Spanish. Usually at the beginning of the pattern they would list the abbreviations and terms in full (not just the short-forms of them) – if we had the full word it might be easier to figure this out.

  4. 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?

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

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

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

  9. 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.