10 Top Crochet Stitches Ranked

If you are looking for some fun and unique crochet stitches to try, then you’ll LOVE this list of my favorite crochet stitches.

Not only will this list include some of my stitch favorites like the half double crochet, but you’ll also find stunning ones such as the cluster stitch too!

At the bottom of this list, I will also include a section of beginner stitches for those that want to start with more basic stitches. Enjoy!

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Take a look below at my favorite stitches ranked from my top go to stitch all the way through to my other 9 favorites as well. Enjoy!

10 Favorite Crochet Stitches Ranked

Half Double Crochet: My go to is always a half double crochet or hdc abbreviated. Yes, this is a basic stitch, but it’s still my favorite one of them all! So, if you see this stitch used in a pattern, then definitely don’t rule it out. It works up quickly, is easy to make, and perfect for beginner crocheters to use.

The Half Double Crochet Stitch

Cluster Stitch: The cluster stitch is worked with double crochets and creates a great granny stitch look that is perfect or all types of projects. I love using this stitch in blankets because it makes them cozy and thick, which is perfect for cuddling.

The Cluster Stitch

Primrose Stitch: The primrose stitch combines two different stitches together to create a beautiful stitch look. If you can single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, you can easily make this stunning stitch!

The Primrose Stitch

Puff Stitch: The puff stitch… what can I say? It is so fun to create these puffy stitches in projects because of how they look. Plus, they are a great way to create a cozy blanket or project. The only negative about this stitch is that it uses a lot of yarn, but in my opinion, it is worth it.

The Puff Stitch

Blanket Stitch: The blanket stitch is one of those stitch combos that are just simply stunning when worked up. Plus, it looks great crocheted in any yarn color, so whatever you want to make, this is a perfect stitch.

The Blanket Stitch

Lemon Peel Stitch: The lemon peel stitch is a perfect combination to make washcloths and dishcloths with, since it makes a sturdy fabric. It is just continuous rows of single crochet and double crochets one after another, so it’s super easy to crochet! Image courtesy of Persia Lou

The Lemon Peel Stitch

V-Double Crochet Stitch: The v stitch in crochet is made up of double crochets and chains. They are worked in a way that creates a “V” in the project. It is a good stitch to use for throws to create a classic blanket. Image courtesy of Dream a Little Bigger

The V-Double Crochet Stitch

Star Stitch: The star stitch is one of those stitches that everyone has to try! It can be daunting to make, but the outcome is worth it! If you get frustrated easily, then try working up a smaller project with it, like a washcloth, so you can see how pretty it is. Image courtesy of Crafting Happiness

The Star Stitch

Crocodile Stitch: This stitch creates, as the name implies, a scale – like texture and look when crocheted. I have seen it used on sweaters, purses, and mermaid tail blankets, all of which were beautiful. This particular tutorial includes a video, so if you need visual help, then it’s there for you. Image courtesy of Bella Coco Crochet

The Crocodile Stitch

Mini Bean Stitch (aka Elizabeth Stitch): If you love a cozy texture feel to projects, then you’ll love using the mini bean stitch. This beautiful stitch is made by looping yarn onto the hook and pulling through to make tiny little beans across the rows. Follow along with the designers’ video and photo tutorial so you can use this stitch for your next project. Image courtesy of Heart Hook Home

The Mini Bean Stitch

Basic Crochet Stitches for Beginners

Are you new to crochet? Or maybe you want a refresher. Either way, take a look below at the 6 crochet stitches that are perfect for beginners to learn.

The Basic Stitches

  1. Chain Stitch (the foundation of most projects)
  2. Slip Stitch
  3. Single Crochet Stitch
  4. Half Double Crochet Stitch (this is one of my favorites, so it’s included above)
  5. Double Crochet Stitch
  6. Triple Crochet Stitch (the tallest stitch!!)

The next step would be to try out the single crochet, slip stitch, and double crochet stitches on a real crochet project or stitch swatch like the ones I listed above.

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