Fancy Crochet Stiches

Fancy Crochet Stiches

Many beginning crocheters don’t venture past the basic crochet stitches after learning to crochet. They only learn the single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. There are plenty of fancy crochet stitches to learn. They form interesting texture and patterns and add interest to your work. It doesn’t take special skills to learn the more advanced stitches. These stitches are based on what you already know. You just need a crochet hook and yarn along with patience. Here are a few fancy crochet stitches to include in you stitch collection. Practice with worsted weight yarn and a G or H hook until you get the feel of them.

Cross Stitch

This crochet stitch doesn’t have anything to do with embroidery. The crochet cross-stitch creates a nice, openwork pattern resembling an X. Make a multiple of three chains. Row 1: Single crochet in each chain across. Chain three and turn. Row 2: Skip first single crochet. Double in the next stitch. Go back and double crochet in skipped stitch. Repeat row 1 and 2 for pattern.

Post stitch

The post crochet stitch creates a raised texture. It also produces a thick, reversible fabric. To make a front post double crochet , crochet any number of chains. Row 1:Double crochet in each chain across. Chain three, turn. Row 2: Double crochet in the vertical bar of next double crochet. Double crochet in next stitch across. Chain three and turn. Double crochet across. Repeat the tow rows for pattern. To make back post double crochet make a row of double crochet. Chain three, turn. Double crochet in the vertical bar behind the stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat across. Alternate rows of double crochet and post stitches.

Puff Stitch

Puff stitch is a crochet stitch that resembles a bubble. Make a row of double or single crochet. Chain one to turn for single crochet and three for double crochet. Double crochet in first stitch. Two loops should be on hook. Work first half of double crochet in same stitch retaining last loop on hook. Repeat five or six more times. Making sure loops are the same height. Yarn over and draw thread through all loops. More double crochet make the stitch thicker.

Cluster Stitch

The cluster crochet stitch is worked on an even number of stitches. Unlike the puff crochet stitch, the cluster stitch uses two or three stitches. Techniques vary on the cluster stitch but here is a common method.
Make an even number of chains. Yarn over and double crochet in fourth chain from hook. Yarn over and draw through two lops on hook. Yarn over and insert hook in next chain. Draw through two loops. Yarn over and draw through all three loops. Repeat across with chain one in the middle.

Popcorn Stitch

The popcorn stitch is another textured stitch. It can be worked in single or double crochet. Crochet any number of even chain stitches. single Crochet in each chain across. Chain three and turn. Make five double crochet in the same stitch. Drop loop from hook. Insert hook in first stitch and pull dropped loop through.

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This is my first ever tutorial placed on You Tube. I now have newer clearer videos available. I decided to leave these old videos on here because they are still being used by hundreds of people. I know the picture is poor quality. The actual tension and creating the stitches start at the3:00 mark. This is Part one for beginners The Bethintx method. knotless chain.
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