Crochet Stitches Diagram

May 14, 2024 | CC Knits Blog

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Free Crochet Stitches Diagram

Sometimes when I am crocheting with graphs or images, it is helpful to know the symbols for each crochet stitch, so I thought I would share this crochet stitches diagram.  The stitches on the diagram are in US Terms.  You can bookmark this page as a reference for your future projects.

free crochet stitches diagram


For Crochet Beginners

Embarking on a journey into the world of crochet can be both exciting and daunting for beginners. With a myriad of stitches, patterns, and techniques to explore, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the start. However, with patience, practice, and a willingness to learn, anyone can master the art of crochet and unlock their creativity.



Let’s talk about a few of the stiches in the above diagram.  Learning to chain and slip stitch are two of the most basic skills you will need to learn.  Good thing is they are super simple.

Single Crochet (sc):

The single crochet stitch is the foundation of many crochet projects. It creates a dense fabric with minimal gaps between stitches, making it ideal for items requiring structure, such as dishcloths, bags, and amigurumi toys. Its simplicity also makes it perfect for beginners, providing a solid introduction to the world of crochet.

Half Double Crochet (hdc):

The half double crochet stitch is slightly taller than the single crochet, offering a bit more height and texture to the fabric. It works up quicker than single crochet and produces a fabric with a bit more drape, making it suitable for garments, blankets, and accessories. The hdc stitch is versatile and can be combined with other stitches to create interesting patterns and designs.

Double Crochet (dc):

The double crochet stitch is one of the most commonly used stitches in crochet. It creates a fabric with a looser texture and more drape than single or half double crochet, making it suitable for lightweight garments, shawls, and blankets. Double crochet stitches work up quickly, making them perfect for projects requiring speed.

When you learn some of the fundamental stitches, you can go on to create beautiful masterpieces of your own work.

Start off with a free and easy crochet pattern.  You can find some in our free patterns section. Enjoy your leap into the wonderful world of crochet.



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