Growing library of illustrated crochet stitches. Where possible, I will try to only include the illustrated crochet stitches (so popular in the excellent Japanese magazines) with corresponding English name for the crochet stitches. I am not as familiar with the English names as I am with the illustrated icons used, so I can’t promise I will also have the English crochet term. The following crochet stitch list is in alphabetical order.
Astrakhan Crochet Stitch
Astrakhan Crochet Stitch is ideal for a puffy textured pattern. See full details in Crochet Stitches: Astrakhan Stitch.
Beaded Chain Stitch
Double in Frontpost
Double in Backpost
Duo Sided Crochet Cord
“Duo Sided Crochet Cord” (my name) is one of my favourite crochet stitches for making beautiful looking yet sturdy and strong crochet cord. Ideal for jewellery as well as strong drawstrings (for bags).
Edging: 3D Wave Edging
Both links open in new windows. Tutorial is by ellej.org (Elena Kozhukhar)
Knit-single crochet stitch
“Knit-single crochet stitch” or “ksc stitch” or “knit sc stitch” is another name I made up. I stumbled on this stitch on my own but I am quite sure it is already out there somewhere. I just have not come across it.
Anyway I call this the knit-sc stitch because it produces a fabric that looks like it has been knitted (stockinette stitch). It does, doesn’t it?
It is a great stitch for amigurumi projects because it is a dense fabric with hardly any holes for the stuffing to fall out or show through. It is also a very tough fabric and because all the stitches stack up vertical (much better than the normal sc stitch), it is perfect for tapestry crochet.
Modified single crochet stitch
Modified single crochet stitch or Wayuu crochet stitch or Tapestry crochet stitch.
Great for tapestry crochet and wayuu mochila bags because the stitches produce a vertical straight line, with no slant.
It is vertically straighter than even the Knit-single crochet stitch (ksc) aka waistcoat stitch.
Modified Shallow single crochet stitch
A dense crocheted fabric. Ideal for crochet amigurumi.
How to do Modified Shallow single crochet stitch.
How To Faux Rib Crochet. Yields a fabric that is mildly elastic, is quite dense (no big holes), but not stiff.
Shallow Double Crochet
I use this stitch as a secondary main stitch in tapestry crochet work, e.g. how to make tapestry crochet bags.
The image uses the term “double crochet”. This was
an American book. American “double crochet” = “single crochet” (British).
Note: Just to be darn confusing (and that is why I prefer graphical instructions to written words), this stitch is also known as “double crochet stitch” 🙁
Solomon’s Knot is made of a lengthened chain stitch and then locked with a single crochet stitch worked into it’s back loop.
The following image (click to enlarge) better shows the steps of this crochet stitch. Sorry about the grubby marks on the image. Photographed from one of my childhood crochet books.
See “Solomon’s Knot Fine Crochet Shawl” for an example of this crochet stitch in use.
Strap-single crochet stitch
The name “strap single crochet stitch” or “ssc stitch” or “strap sc stitch” – well, I made it up. I “discovered” this stitch during experimentations. It probably already existed somewhere but I never came across it. So I named it thus because it makes very strong and good looking crocheted straps that are ideal for bags, belts, and the like.
Note: if working in rounds, see Strap Single Crochet in the Round
Crochet Waistcoat Stitch
see: Knit-single crochet
This library of graphical crochet stitches will be updated over time. As and when time allow. If you should have crochet stitches you are looking for, please leave a comment and I will try to see if I can find and document it. Preferably graphically.