Advanced Crochet Stitches To Expand Your Skills

Are you ready to learn some new crochet stitches? These advanced crochet stitches will take your projects to the next level.

Some stitches are easier than others and will require a little more patience and practice. While you will be able to master others in no time at all.


List of Advanced Crochet Stitch Tutorials

Below are 25 advanced crochet stitches. Each has its own specific use that will give you varying patterns and textures. If you have already mastered basic crochet stitches, it is time to expand your skills.

1. Back Post Double Crochet

The back post double crochet stitch is used to create texture on the front of the fabric. To create the texture, you work into the row below and pull the fabric up and out. This forms a bump on the right side of the fabric.

Back post double crochet is often used in conjunction with other stitches such as the basket weave stitch, cabling, and the crocodile stitch.

Back Post Double Crochet

Find the back post double crochet tutorial HERE

2. Basket Weave Stitch

The basket weave stitch creates a beautiful pattern that emulates a basket. It uses an alternating pattern of both the knit stitch and the purl stitch.

The basket stitch is one of the most common crochet advanced stitches found in washcloths, blankets, scarves, hats, sweaters, cowls, and potholders.

Basket Weave Stitch

Find the basket weave stitch tutorial here

3. Bullion Stitch

If you are looking for advanced crochet stitches that are heavy on the texture, use the bullion stitch. By working a large number of yarn overs and then pulling the hook through all of them, you get extreme chunks of yarn that have a 3D puffy look.

The bullion stitch is regularly used when crocheting edging, flowers, and edging.

4. Chevron Stitch

The chevron stitch is used to create the classic chevron pattern. The pattern never goes out of style and is often found in home interiors.

Blankets are the most common item made using the chevron stitch. However, it can also be used in smaller projects like scarves and pillows.

Chevron Stitch

Find the chevron stitch tutorial HERE

5. Corner to Corner

Corner to corner crochet is also known as C2C crochet. It is a fun technique to learn. When using corner to corner crochet you begin at one corner and work to the other corner.

Corner to corner is a technique frequently used when crocheting blankets, scarfs, and pillow covers.

6. Crocodile Stitch

The crocodile stitch is an eye-catching crochet stitch that creates an interesting scale-like texture. It is stitched over a mesh background which gives the project more stability.

These advanced crochet stitches are great for making dragons and mermaids. You can also use it for doll clothes, textured pillow covers, sweaters, yokes, and bags.

Crocodile Stitch Tutorial
Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

Find the crocodile stitch tutorial HERE

7. Diamond Stitch

The diamond stitch creates a diamond shaped lattice pattern on top of a base. It uses a combination of chain, double crochet, front post treble crochet, and front post treble crochet 2 together. The post stitch rows are attached to create the gorgeous diamond pattern.

The diamond stitch is a stitch that is repeated over and over to get a continuous flowing design. It is commonly used when making blankets. You can also find it in hat, bag, and pillow cover patterns.   

8. Flower Crochet Lattice Stitch

Crochet projects are not only for winter. The flower crochet lattice stitch creates a light lacy fabric composed of flowers and archers.

This stitch can be used to create light, flowing creations such as shawls, shrugs, and scarves.

How to crochet the Flower Lattice Stitch, easy tutorial

Find the flower crochet lattice stitch tutorial HERE

9. Front Post Double Crochet

The front post double crochet stitch is used to create texture on the back of the fabric. To create the texture, you work into the row below and pull the fabric up and out. This forms a bump on the right side of the fabric.

Back post double crochet is often used in conjunction with other advanced crochet stitches such as the basket weave stitch, cabling, and the crocodile stitch.

Front Post Double Crochet

Find the front post double crochet tutorial HERE

10. Griddle Stitch Crochet

The griddle stitch is also known as the cobble stitch. The stitch creates a texture that resembles cobblestone streets.

It is a pattern that creates an intense texture that is perfect for tea towels and blankets.

11. Hairpin Lace

Hairpin lace is a beautiful crochet stitch. It combines a standard crochet hook with a loom. The advanced crochet stitches create a lacy, openwork design.

The hairpin lace stitch is dainty and airy. You can find it used in doily, Afghan, poncho, shawl, and shrug patterns.

12. Crochet Loop Stitch

The loop stitch creates long loose loops. The advanced crochet stitches do take some practice to perfect the stitch length. Loop stitches add interest to items such as pillows, plush dolls, and accessories.

13. Picot Stitch

The picot stitch creates small round crochet stitches. They are often used to create decorative edging or fill in empty spaces in mesh designs.

Edges can be boring. If your project needs that little extra something special, try the picot stitch. The stitch is perfect for adding interest to blankets, sweaters, and bralettes.

14. Pineapple Lace

Pineapple lace stitches resemble the fruit it is named after. It creates a fancy design with a combination of simple stitches.

Pineapple lace is frequently used when making shawls, doilies, tablecloths, and skirts.

15. Popcorn Stitch

The popcorn stitch is used to add dimension, texture, and pops of colour to your crochet projects. It is an eye-catching stitch that really pops!

You can use the popcorn stitch in patterns that require a puffy, thick texture. You will commonly find the stitch used in hats, blankets, and more.

crochet popcorn stitch

Find the popcorn stitch tutorial HERE

16. Solomon’s Knot Stitch

The Solomon’s knot is also known as the lover’s knot. It is a beautiful crochet stitch that creates a breezy, lacy design.

The Solomon’s Knot stitch is used to make openwork projects. You can find it in summer shawls, beach covers, and cardigans.

17. Star Stitch

The star stitch creates a gorgeous starburst design. The front and back of the stitch look different. Yet, both look lovely. Star stitches are intricate crochet stitches that can take time to master.

This beautiful stitch can be used to create a wide variety of projects. Some designs you can find are scarves, washcloths, shawls, hats, and infinity scarves.

Star Stitch

Find the star stitch tutorial HERE

18. Surface Crochet

Surface crochet is a technique used to decorate the surface of a previously crocheted project. The surface slip stitch is an easy stitch to master. And once you do, you will want to use it to embellish all your creations.

The surface stitch can be used on a wide variety of crochet projects. You can use the stitch to add initials, patterns, designs, and decorative edging.

19. Thermal Stitch

You have probably heard of thermal mugs and thermal underwear. Thermal is a term used when describing products that produce or cause heat. The thermal stitch is no exception. It is a stitch that creates a dense fabric that is very warm.

It is often used to create thick objects such as blankets, winter hats, scarves, and potholders.

20. Traveling Stitches

Traveling stitches are similar to crocheted cables. The stitches use post stitches to create raised, elongated lines. Unlike cables, traveling stitches do not cross over each other. Instead, they are laid out at angles to create shapes.

You can find traveling stitches in a lot of patterns such as sweaters, Afghans, and socks.

Find the traveling stitches tutorial HERE

21. Tri-Squares Stitch

As its name suggests, the tri-square stitch is made up of three stitches. When repeated over and over it creates a checkered type of pattern.

The advanced crochet stitches can be used to make scarves, shawls, and blankets.

22. Tulip Stitch

The Tulip Stitch combines alternating rows of stitches. The pattern creates a design that mimics the appearance of a flower on a stem.

It is used to add design and texture to crochet creations including scarves, pillows, and blankets.

Tulip Stitch

Find the tulip stitch tutorial HERE

23. V Stitch

The Crochet V Stitch is also referred to as the rope stitch. It creates a beautiful open lacy pattern. The advanced crochet stitches work up quickly while creating an eye-catching design

The V stitch is often used when making blankets, scarves, and shawls.

V Stitch

Find the V stitch tutorial HERE

24. Waffle Stitch

The waffle stitch looks intimidating, but it is an easy stitch to learn. It only uses double crochet and front post double advanced crochet stitches. The stitch creates a pattern of squares that resembles a waffle.

When you use the waffle stitch you are creating a fabric that is sturdy, squishy, and soft to the touch. The stitch is great for items such as washcloths, dishcloths, blankets, hats, and headbands.

Waffle Stitch

Find the waffle stitch tutorial HERE

25. Waistcoat Stitch

The waistcoat stitch is also referred to as the centre single crochet and crochet knit stitch. It is an easy stitch that creates a dense fabric. When creating the waistcoat stitch, you insert the hook under the inverted V in the middle of the post.

You can frequently find the waistcoat stitch used in patterns for hats, gloves, and potholders.    

Waistcoat Stitch

Find the waistcoat stitch tutorial HERE

Crochet is a fun and addicting hobby. Once you master the basic stitches, expand your abilities with some of these advanced crochet stitches.

Each of these stitches has simple step-by-step instructions. There are also links to either a full photo tutorial, or an advanced crochet stitches pattern for you to try.

For more stitches, check out round-up of Tight Crochet Stitches, Open Crochet Stitches, Crochet Stretchy StitchesTextured Crochet Stitches and Fastest Crochet Stitches.

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Alexa Petrosian

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