Stitch Directory

Step by step photo tutorials for all the main crochet stitches.  Great when you're learning and a helpful reference point to jog the memory for beginner and the experienced crocheter alike.

You can click on any of the tutorial pictures to enlarge them for a closer look.

Making a start:

Slip Knot

Magic Loop

Basic Stitches:

Chain stitch (ch)
USA term: Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (ss)
USA term: Slip Stitch (ss)
Joining Slip Stitch (jss)
USA term: Joining Slip Stitch (jss)
Double Crochet (dc)
USA term: Single Crochet (sc)
Half Treble Crochet (htr)
USA term: Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Treble Crochet (tr)
USA term: Double Crochet (dc)
Double Treble Crochet (dtr)
USA term: Treble Crochet (tr)
Triple Treble Crochet (ttr)
USA term: Double Treble Crochet (dtr)

Increasing and Decreasing:

Double Crochet Increase (2dc/3dc inc)
USA term:  2 Single Crochet Increase (2sc/3sc inc)
Double Crochet Decrease (dc2tog/dc3tog)
USA term: 2/3 Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog/sc3tog)
Treble Crochet Increase (2tr/3tr inc)
USA term:  2 Double Crochet Increase (2dc/3dc inc)
Treble Crochet Decrease (tr2tog/tr3tog)
USA term: 2/3 Double Crochet Decrease (dc2tog/dc3tog)

Intermediate Stitches:

Picot Stitch (p)
Cluster Stitch (cl)
Puff Stitch (ps)
Popcorn Stitch (pc)
Front Post Crochet (FP)
Back Post Crochet (BP)
Working into the Front Loop (FL)
Working into the Back Loop (BL)

Textural and Decorative Stitches:

Crab Stitch (rsc)
Reverse Double Crochet
USA term: Reverse Single Crochet
Herringbone Half Treble Crochet (HBhtr)
USA term: Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HBhdc)
Spike Stitch
Or Long/Extended Stitch
Bullion Stitch
or Roll Stitch

Advanced Stitches:

Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)
USA term:  foundation single crochet (fsc)
Foundation Half-Treble Crochet (fhtr)
USA term:  foundation half-double crochet (fhdc)
Foundation Treble Crochet (ftr)
USA term:  foundation double crochet (fdc)


Pattern Stitches:

Shell Stitch
"V" Stitch
Crossed Stitch