Here’s a little secret about advanced crochet stitches: they’re all variations and different combinations of the basic crochet stitches! So, if you’re looking to stitch up something a little fancier and know how to crank out a double crochet, you can totally work these next-level stitch combos. Get ready for texture, color and all the lacy goodness.
1. Pineapple Lace
Pineapple lace looks a bit like the fruit it’s named after, and while it seems fancy, it’s actually made up of some of the simplest stitches. Learn how to work this stitch from a chart and you’ll be cruising in no time. Prefer written directions? We have those, too!
2. Bullion Stitch
When you want a stitch that’s heavy on the texture, go with the bullion stitch. By working a large number of yarn overs and then pulling the hook through all of them at once, you’ll get intense bursts of yarn that almost look 3D.
3. Loop Stitch
Tassels are having a moment, and we think the loop stitch should get its moment to shine, too. It works great as an embellishment on pillows and accessories, or as fur on adorable amigurumi projects.
4. Star Stitch
This is one of those gorgeous stitches that can hang up crocheters. The reason? It has a natural tendency to slant. But don’t fret! With a little know-how, we can help you see stars.
5. Crocodile Stitch
While relatively new to the crochet world, the crocodile stitch knows how to make a splash. You’ll work the scales over a mesh background to give everything a little more stability. Use it to make pillows, edgings, even jewelry.
Corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet — also known as diagonal box crochet — starts in one corner, then increases to create a triangle, square by square. If you’re making a blanket (or something else square), you’ll decrease back down to the opposite corner.
7. Interwoven Crochet
Advanced stitches come in all colors, and we’re loving this two-tone zigzag. Even if you’re new to interwoven crochet, you’ll likely recognize the filet crochet base. The stitch pattern uses stitches you already know, just in exciting new ways.
8. Traveling Stitches
Similar to crocheted cables, traveling stitches use post stitches to create raised, elongated lines that move across the fabric. Unlike cables though, traveling stitches don’t cross over each other and instead use angles to create their shapes.
9. Popcorn Stitch
The popcorn stitch — one of several great textured crochet stitches — adds dimension, texture and color to your projects. Each popcorn is worked into a single stitch, and there so many cool patterns you can create just by changing up where you place those popcorns.
10. Solomon’s Knot Stitch
This classic lace stitch looks gorgeous, but can get a little confusing if you’re trying to work it in rows. We’ve got you covered with instructions on how to stitch up squares, triangles and more.