Question by  AliciaR (30)

What are some unusual crochet stitches?

I love to crochet and want to learn more about it so I can crochet more things.


Answer by  Anonymous

The most unusual is crocodile stitch, which is really just double crochet but in a weird pattern so it looks like scales. There is only one description of this out there and it is difficult at first! Persevere and it makes an absolutely beautiful pattern.


Answer by  Roger44 (115)

After you know slip stitches, half-double, double, and treble crochet, you'll be ready to learn things like the popcorn stitch (which creates the impression of a ball in the fabric) and front and back post double crochet (which allows the crochet to look almost ribbed, like knitting). A stitch guide like Vogue's Stitchionary Number Four will help.


Answer by  chitra (120)

If you are a beginner, then the plain/base crochet stitch will be the one you need. If you are a learner, then are couple of interesting stitches like the chain stitch & cluster stitch. With these two stitches you can make items in yarn and wool ranging from baby's clothes to a granny's scarf.


Answer by  BethHall (256)

When learning to crochet, shell, lace, open weave, textured, and rippled are the most unique and sometimes difficult stitches to master. There are also patterns called Irish crochet, diagonal crochet (a method of crochet done corner to corner)and punched fabric. Shell crochet is the most beautiful of all crochet techniques.


Answer by  Cathie (670)

One of the easiest but least common used that I have seen is the treble crochet. It is pretty and is just another loop around but is very open. Another unusual stitch is the popcorn which I have much difficulty with.


Answer by  PamelaK (264)

Try the cable stitch, where you front post, stitch two to five times on one row, then back post, stitch the same number of stitches on the next row. You can use single, double or triple crochet to do the cable stitch. Use it to make just about anything with a braided effect like purses or sweaters.


Answer by  sara99 (851)

The large stitch wheel is comparable to a quilting pattern. It really makes up to a nice afghan if you use two different contrasting colors.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

To do the elongated single crochet, yarn over pull up a loop, pull a loop through loop just made and then pull through both loops and continue. This makes for a denser fabric.


Answer by  jb68 (207)

Try the extended single crochet, or Tunisian crochet. The invisible single crochet decrease will allow you to make amigurumi and other projects in the round.

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