Are you a beginner crocheter that is just learning how to crochet? Then you may be wondering what is the easiest crochet stitch? I’ve made this post specifically for you! I’ve gathered all the basic crochet stitches along with some other fun and easy crochet stitches that aren’t too difficult.
But, there are still some fun and unique crochet stitches in this post no matter where you are on your crochet journey.
I’m going to split this post up into two main sections, Basic Crochet Stitches and Easy Crochet Stitch Patterns. The basic crochet stitches are stitches that every crocheter needs to learn as they are the foundation of crocheting and the easy crochet stitch patterns are fun stitches that are built from the basic stitches.
You will want to make sure that you have learned all of the basic crochet stitches before you move on to the other stitches because all of the easy crochet stitch patterns will use a combination of the basic crochet stitches.
Basic Crochet Stitches
Here is a list of the most basic crochet stitches that every crocheter needs to know and learn before trying to move on to more advanced or fancier stitches. Along with learning how to make a slip knot you will also want to learn
- Chain Stitch
- Slip Stitch
- Single Crochet Stitch
- Half Double Crochet Stitch
- Double Crochet Stitch
- Treble Crochet Stitch
These are your most basic, beginner crochet stitches that you can learn. Every crochet pattern is built on these basic crochet stitches.
Stitches like the chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet are the very foundation of crocheting. Most patterns and stitch combinations are built off of these basic stitches and that is why it is so important to make sure that you fully understand how they are made.
It is best to practice these stitches over and over until you really have a good grasp on making them. Once you do, you can then make some kind of item with them.
Here is a list of super easy crochet patterns that you can make if you know these basic crochet stitches
- Easy Double Crochet Scarf
- Simple Double Crochet Washcloth
- Beginner Shawl
- Easy Striped Blanket
- Chunky Scarf
Easy Crochet Stitch Patterns
Once your crochet skills have grown a bit, you may want to try out some fun stitch patterns! I’ve gathered some different crochet stitches that I enjoy making and that are relatively easy to grasp.
Here are some fun crochet stitch patterns that uses easy stitches like chain stitches, single crochet stitches and double crochet stitches. Most of these stitch patterns have a video tutorial and written step-by-step tutorial so you can fully comprehend how they work, especially if you are a beginner.
1. Wattle Stitch
This is a super fun stitch that you can make so many things with like crochet blankets, washcloths, scarves or even hats. It’s a super easy 1 row repeat.
Find the tutorial for the Wattle Stitch IN THIS POST
2. Moss Stitch
The moss stitch is one of my favorite stitches! There re so many ways to do it like the moss stitch in a square, moss stitch in a rectangle, moss stitch in a triangle and just is a straight line.
I have tutorials for the different ways to do moss stitch, but I will link the straight moss stitch in back and forth rows IN THIS POST!
3. Lemon Peel Stitch
This is another 1 row repeat after the foundation row. The lemon peel stitch and the wattle stitch are very similar stitches in the way that they are worked up.
Find the tutorial for the Lemon Peel Stitch IN THIS POST.
4. Granny Squares
Granny squares or even just anything that is made with the granny stitch is all the rage right now! They are so popular and the color combos that you can use to create them makes them even more fun.
Find the Granny Square Tutorial IN THIS POST.
Hexagons are kind of on the same level as granny squares. They are super fun to make in all the bright and vibrant colors or even to make them with scrap yarn.
Find the Hexagon Tutorial IN THIS POST.
6. Circle Granny Squares
This is a fun spin on the classic granny square with the center of them being these fun circles.
7. Ripple Stitch
The ripple stitch makes for beautiful blankets! You can use 3 or 4 different colors that go well together and this stitch will really make them pop together.
Find the Ripple Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
8. Granny Stripe Stitch
If you don’t want to mess with joining a bunch of granny squares but love the look of them, then the granny stripe stitch is a great stitch to learn because it is just worked in back and forth rows.
Advanced Crochet Stitches
If you are wanting to step up in your crochet game and work on even harder crochet projects, you may want to check out some of these more advanced stitches.
These types of crochet stitches use more than just the basic crochet stitches but the end results are so pretty! Each stitch is complete with a full tutorial that includes written, step by step and video tutorials.
1. Bobble Stitch
This is a really textured stitch that adds so much to crochet pieces.
Find the Bobble Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
2. Puff Stitch
This stitch is fun to make hats and headbands with!
Find the Puff Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
3. Star Stitch
The star stitch is made from a 2 row repeat and has a very elegant look to it.
Find the Star Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
4. Waffle Stitch
The waffle stitch makes for the coziest pieces. I recently just made a blanket using this stitch and it is the squishiest blanket ever!
Find the Waffle Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
5. Bean Stitch
I love the bean stitch, even though it can be considered a yarn eater stitch.
Find the Bean Stitch Tutorial IN THIS POST.
Check out one of my Free Crochet Patterns!
- Moss Stitch Washcloths
- C2C Washcloths
- Easy Grocery Bag Holder
- Glasses Case
- Bath Mat
- Granny Stitch Steering Wheel Cover
I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! So, whether you are just starting out to crochet or tried a new stitch pattern, Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!