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Special Crochet Stitches

    After you have learned the 4 basic stitches, there are some special crochet stitches you can learn too. These crochet stitches are more suitable for intermediate crocheters and they can create more texture and interesting designs.

    Learning the special crochet stitches

    Once you have learned all the basic stitches, these special ones are the next step on becoming a crochet expert! After you have learned these, you should be able to complete most of these involved crochet stitches.


    Special Stitches – Cheat Sheet

    Here is a quick and easy guide to learn all the special stitches. You can see my other guides to learn more about crochet abbreviations or US to UK translations.

    AbbreviationStitch NameInstructions
    PCPopcorn Stitch5dc in 1 space, remove hook & insert into first dc, pull the 5th dc loop through the first dc, pull tight & secure with chain. See more detail…
    BOBobble Stitch(YO, insert hook & pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2) 5 times. YO, pull through 6 loops. See more detail…
    CLCluster Stitch(YO, insert hook & pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2) 4 times. YO, pull through 5.
    PuffPuff Stitch(YO, insert hook & pull up a loop) 4 times. YO, pull through 9 loops. See more detail…
    MBMini Bean / ElizabethInsert hook & pull up a loop, YO, insert hook & pull up a loop, YO, pull through 4 loops. See more detail…
    dtrDouble TrebleYO 3 times, insert hook & pull up a loop, (YO, pull through 2) 4 times.
    trtrTriple TrebleYO 4 times, insert hook & pull up a loop, (YO, pull through 2) 5 times.
    qtrQuadruple TrebleYO 5 times, insert hook & pull up a loop, (YO, pull through 2) 6 times. See more detail…
    USA Terminology

    Special Crochet Stitch Tutorials

    Where next?

    There are 100’s of involved crochet stitches to learn which can help to create amazing texture, styles and colour combinations. Some, like the Suzette stitch are suitable for beginners and others such as the Alpine stitch are more advanced.