These Advanced Crochet Stitches provide you with a large collection of different levels of difficulties and techniques that you might have never seen before. This is your last spot you’ll ever need to go to find an Ultimate list for them all – all with photos and video tutorials.
When you first learned how to crochet, you probably felt very inspired, motivated, but also overwhelmed. There are so many crochet stitches and techniques that you can learn that it can be challenging to figure out how to learn it all and create some kind of sense of peace.
This collection of Advanced Crochet Stitches is organized and will be your go to place to find new crochet stitches or techniques to learn. I will update this list as I create new tutorial that you’ll find helpful and inspiring for your next project. And if I find an amazing new stitch that another amazing designer has a tutorial I will share here as well.
Advanced Crochet Stitches using Single Crochet
Single Crochet is the most basic crochet stitch to learn. But it can easily be changed a bit in the way it is used. All the below tutorials use single crochet stitches as the foundation of the technique, but create a rather create impressive texture and style that is just beautiful.
I’m amazed at how the single crochet can easily be placed in a different location and create a thicker texture and create a knitted look (waistcoat stitch) or have extended loops on it to create an amazing three dimensional texture (loop stitch).
Let’s see what you can create with double crochet stitches, because I feel like it provides so many more possibilities.
Advanced Crochet Stitches with Double Crochet
As double crochet stitches provide a bigger height than single crochet stitches, they allow for more variety of possibilities to create more texture and special effects.
- Diamond Lace Stitch
- Tri-Squares Stitch
- Samurai or Cable Stitch
- Beaded Double Crochet
- Waffle Stitch
- Tulip Stitch (horizontal version of C2C)
The first three stitches in the above collection are actually very easy to learn. Once you understand the basic of chaining to create gaps or creating post stitches, you will be amazed at how many times you will be using those stitches.
I must say that the Corner to Corner techniques is actually one of my favorites. You can create so many amazing blankets with pictures on them. But many crocheters struggle with this stitch in the beginning. In that case, I would recommend the Tulip stitch which is a horizontal version of the popular C2C
When you combine double crochet stitches into clusters or use post stitches in the front or back for almost the entire project you can create some amazing texture as you can see with the Cables and Celtic Weave stitches.
Combining Multiple Basic Crochet Stitches to create Advanced Stitch Patterns
Sometimes, you just want a simple stitch pattern that doesn’t take a lot of work, but still looks amazingly beautiful and eye-catching. Well, the below tutorials will provide you with just that!
When I want to watch TV or listing to an audiobook, I prefer using the stitch patterns made up of multiple basic stitches. I believe the Apache Tears stitch is one of those stitches that just provide an instant awe effect. But the Suzette stitch, on the other hand, can also be great for cancer hats, just like the Suzette Hat.
Linked Crochet Stitches that Prevent Gaps
Linked Crochet is a special way of creating basic crochet stitches without having those giant gaps appear as you increase in stitch height. In fact, Linked Crochet is a technique that is extremely similar to Tunisian Crochet just that you make it with less stitches and a normal crochet hook.
If you take a closer look you will see how amazing these linked crochet stitches really are. They eliminate those gaps completely that appear when you crochet a double or even a treble crochet. In fact you can use this technique even for beginner basic stitches.
Tunisian Crochet Stitches made with a Special Hook
When I crochet Tunisian crochet projects, I feel special, because it makes me think that I can do some magic, as I’m combining crocheting with knitting. For this technique, you will need some Tunisian Crochet Hooks.
The above Tunisian Crochet Stitches are aligned in order as I would recommend them for beginners to this beautiful technique and style. If you are interested in more Tunisian Crochet Stitches, please check out CrochetKim, the queen of Tunisian Crochet.
Miscellaneous Advanced Crochet Stitches
Some crochet stitches are so pretty I just must show them to you, but they might not fit in any of the above categories. So, let me make them shine right here. In fact, some of the stitch tutorials are part of an already existing pattern. So hope you’ll check them out.
Wow. That is a lot of stitches. I didn’t even know I had that many. In fact, I have many more tutorials, but they don’t all fit in the Advanced Crochet Stitch category, but you can check them out here.
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My friend Jess from Make and Do Crew also has a neat collection of stitches that are great for blankets. Love those all too!