9 stunning stitches that you'll want to crochet over and over again

1. Block stitch
This brick stitch, also called the block stitch, is a popular stitch for adding dimension and interest to any crochet project. The stitch is made up, usually, of a main color and accent colors that complement each other.
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This stitch resembles blocks or bricks stacked on top of each other and creates a crochet fabric that has great coverage without many gaps or holes.
Full tutorial: Block stitch
2. Granny spike stitch
The granny spike stitch is a variation of a traditional granny stitch where you crochet clusters of three double crochets with chain spaces in the middle. The traditional granny stitch creates a fabric with lots of gaps that you would see on an old-fashioned afghan.
Full tutorial: Granny spike stitch
3. Popcorn stitch
The popcorn stitch is a beautiful crochet stitch with loads of texture and personality. It creates huge, raised bobbles in the fabric that add dimension to any crochet project.
Full tutorial: Popcorn stitch
4. Waffle stitch
The waffle stitch is a simple crochet stitch consisting of double crochets and front post double crochets. It has beautiful texture and design, looking so intricate — like you spent many more hours on the project than you really did!
Full tutorial: Waffle stitch
5. Chevron stitch
Chevron, or zig-zag, patterns are everywhere lately! They are on-trend and popular — so why not crochet the trendiest pattern out there? It's easy and quick, with stunning detail.
Full tutorial: Chevron stitch
6. Sweet rosette stitch
This stitch is delicate and pretty, just like you! It resembles a sweet rosette motif with lots of detail and flair. It's the perfect stitch for a baby blanket, scarf or dish scrubby.
Full tutorial: Sweet rosette stitch
7. Entrelac stitch
You've probably seen gorgeous two-color entrelac Tunisian crochet and dismissed it as too difficult to attempt. With our guide, it needn't be hard at all.
Full tutorial: Entrelac stitch
8. Spike stitch
Sometimes when you crochet, you want a look that is classy but doesn't take a lot of time to complete. Whether the reason is because you just found out you need to make a gift or you just don't want to spend the next few months working on the same project, having a stitch that gives you the classy look without being super time-consuming comes in extremely handy. Since the spike stitch is made up of single crochets — short and long ones — any beginner at crochet can create this look.
Full tutorial: Spike stitch
9. Puff stitch
The puff stitch is a simple stitch evocative of a half double crochet with some repeats. It creates an interesting look with fluffy texture and is great for blankets, home decor items and wearables.
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Full tutorial: Puff stitch
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