My Top 5 Crochet Stitches

My Top 5 Crochet Stitches

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Crochet is one of the most amazing crafts you can indulge in. It is so simple to create something beautiful, With a bit of practice and experience you can make one simple product incorporating different stitches. 

There are so many crochet stitches that I love, and so I thought I'd share five of my current favourites. These change fairly often as I discover more stitches on my crochet journey. 

So, in no particular order, here are my top five crochet stitches:-

1. Suzette Stitch


I discovered the Suzette stitch quite recently. It's such a simple stitch to complete once you get the sequence down and so it's perfect for a project where you don't need to concentrate on what you're working on while watching something on Netflix. 

It's a very simple stitch to get into. The finished design always reminds me of flowers in a field. It's a very pretty stitch, and perfect for so many designs. I have used it for strappy summer tops, and I have a few patterns coming up that use the design. 

2. Granny Square

This is the stitch that many people learn as their first crochet project. It certainly was for me, and continues to be a favourite. It's so versatile. I love mixing it up with different colours on each round, or every other round. It also works up fairly quickly so it's fantastic for making big blankets or throws. 

It's another simple pattern to get used to, although I tend to keep a bit of an eye on it as I have, on occasion, not counted correctly and ended up with two or four rather than three trebles. 

3. Half Double Crochet (hdc)

This is one of the basic stitches for crochet, but the finished product is so dang cute I just love designing projects with it. It's a perfect Netflix watching stitch. 

It's a great stitch for creating something long, like a scarf. As the stitch is elongated it makes crocheting a scarf a quicker project. 

4. Corner to Corner (c2c)

I didn't think I would fall in love with this when I tried it for the first time a few years ago. It seemed kinda tricky, but now that I've done it numerous times it's one of the easiest, most satisfying stitches to partake in. 

It works up in a beautifully textured triangle, but it can easily be changed into a rectangle/square. I love utilising it as a shawl, and it works fantastically in one colour, or you can mix it up and add stripes. 

5. Ribbing

For the longest time I didn't think you could do ribbing when crocheting a project. I thought it could only be done with knitting. Silly me, lol. 

All you have to do is make whatever stitch you fancy in the back loop only. Easy peasy. I love using it for hats, and it also works up beautifully for the edging on a cardigan or sweater. 

So that's my current favourite five crochet stitches. I am always discovering and learning new stitches, so this may well change this time next year, but we'll see. What are your favourite stitches?? Let me know in the comments. I'm always keen to find new stitches. 

Until next time....

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