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Crochet Stitches 101: 5 Different Crochet Stitches to Learn How to Crochet

By: Eleni Murphy, editor for

Crochet Stitches 101: 5 Different Crochet Stitches to Learn How to CrochetLooking to expand your crochet horizons? Crochet 101: 5 Different Crochet Stitches to Learn How to Crochet will teach you a variety of techniques. This list of beautiful free crochet patterns is organized into 5 different crochet stitches: the V-stitch, the Tunisian stitch, the puff stitch, the ripple stitch, and the shell stitch.

You cannot possibly get bored with this list of crochet blanket patterns. From waves and checkers to flowers and zig zags, this colorful assortment of different crochet stitches is anything but ordinary. Sometimes all you need to get invested in a project is a different stitch.

This list has an assortment of versatile options, all with something unique to offer. If you're looking for something more vintage and lacy, you may want to try the shell stitch. Those who would like a classic, easy crochet pattern might want to explore the ripple stitch. Whichever crochet stitch tickles your fancy, you are sure to have a beautiful blanket! Channel your adventurous side and try a free crochet pattern from these different crochet stitches!

Crochet Stitches 101: 5 Different Crochet Stitches to Learn How to Crochet Table of Contents

How to Crochet: V-Stitch

How to Crochet: Tunisian Stitch

How to Crochet: Ripple Stitch

How to Crochet: Shell Stitch

How to Crochet: Puff Stitch



How to Crochet: V-Stitch

Every crocheter should learn how to crochet the V-stitch, it's really such an easy stitch worked up of double crochet stitches. These beautiful free crochet patterns show how versatile and textured the V-stitch can be. From daisies to stripes, these crochet blanket patterns have something for everyone.

The Modern Hippie Daisy ThrowJulia's Crochet Flower Square

1. The Modern Hippie Daisy Throw

2. Lacy V-Stitch Ripple Afghan

3. Moroccan Tile Rainbowghan

4. Julia's Crochet Flower Square

5. Candy Crush Baby Blanket

6. Across the Pond Crochet Pattern

7.  Victorian V Stitch Square


How to Crochet: Tunisian Stitch

Often called the afghan stitch, the Tunisian stitch is used in both vintage a modern crochet blanket patterns. If you're looking to explore different crochet stitches, learning how to crochet the Tunisian stitch is a must! To work up this stitch, you use a longer crochet hook and use a technique that involves picking up all the stitches, similar to knitting.

Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet BlanketShades of Amber Tunisian Afghan

1. Alaskan Blue Tunisian Crochet Blanket

2. Around the World Tunisian Throw

3. Seafoam Tunisian Throw

4. Shades of Amber Tunisian Afghan

5. Twilight Chevron Afghan

6. Fish Scales Tunisian Throw

7. Maize Fireside Afghan


26 Tunisian Stitch Crochet Afghan Patterns


Can't get enough of the Tunisian stitch? Check out more patterns in 26 Tunisian Stitch Crochet Afghan Patterns!



How to Crochet: Ripple Stitch

Out of all the different crochet stitches, the ripple stitch is the most classic. These free crochet patterns will be instant favorites in your home. Learn how to crochet the ripple stitch with these tutorials!

Neutral Melon Crochet Ripple AfghanPockets Full of Posies Throw

1. Neutral Melon Crochet Ripple Afghan

2. Nineties Neon Crochet Ripple Pattern

3. Neat Ripple Afghan

4. Forest Ripple Crochet Throw

5. Crazy Ripple Blanket

6. Bubble Gum Pink Double Crochet Ripple Blanket

7. Pockets Full of Posies Throw


How to Crochet a Ripple Crochet Afghan: 7 Free Crochet Patterns


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How to Crochet: Shell Stitch

Learn how to crochet the shell stitch to create intricate arcs and semicircles within your crochet pattern. Among the different crochet stitches, this one is the most elegant.

She Sells Seashells AfghanLacy Shell Afghan

1. Flirty Fan Throw

2. Lacy Shell Afghan

3. Pink Moscato Double Shell

4. Rainbow Bright Stripe Throw

5. She Sells Seashells Afghan

6. Beautiful Reversible Shell Baby Blanket



20 Lace Crochet Designs for Afghans



Like the lacy look? Get more lacy free crochet patterns here: 20 Lace Crochet Designs for Afghans!



How to Crochet: Puff Stitch

Get a plush, comfy feel with the puff stitch! Once you see these amazing, three dimensional free crochet patterns, you'll defintiely want to learn how to crochet the puff stitch.

Love in Bloom AfghanThe Perfect Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

1. Painted Daisy Puffagons

2. Beautiful Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

3. The Perfect Puff Stitch Baby Blanket

4. Love in Bloom Afghan

5. The Avatar Afghan

6. Vineyard Lines Afghan


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