Crocheting is a craft that can be done by anyone of any age, with or without disabilities. People who are particularly attracted to the hobby may find they want to try new stitches and techniques in order to make more beautiful items.
The following article will go over some of the most popular crochet stitches available for people looking for new adventures in their crocheted projects.
The Modified Single Crochet (MSC)
The Modified Single Crochet (MSC) is a stitch that is taller than traditional single crochet and gives the fabric a more raised look. This stitch can be used to make blankets, sweaters, and hats. To work the MSC, the yarn must be held double throughout the entire stitch.
Extended Double Crochet (EDC)
Another popular stitch is the Extended Double Crochet (EDC). The EDC creates a lacy fabric with big holes. This stitch can be used for making shawls, scarfs, and other lightweight items. The EDC is worked similarly to traditional double crochet, but with an extra chain at the beginning.
Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)
The Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS) is perfect for beginners as it is similar to a traditional single crochet stitch. This stitch can be used as an edging or as the actual body of the item.
Last-Minute Changing Stitch (LMC)
The Last-Minute Changing Stitch (LMC) is easy to do and creates a stretchy fabric that will fit any size, making it useful for items meant for sharing with others including blankets, sweaters, hats, scarfs, shawls, etc. To work this stitch, the yarn must be held double throughout the entire process.
The Spider Stitch
The spider stitch is a very versatile stitch that can be used for a variety of projects, from afghans to table runners. It gets its name because it resembles a spider’s web when worked in two colors. To work this stitch, simply make a chain (the number of chains will determine the width of your project), then single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across.
The Shell Stitch
The shell stitch is another versatile stitch that can be used for a variety of projects. It gets its name from the shape of its crochet stitches, which resemble seashells. This stitch is worked by making a chain, then working 1 dc in the fourth chain from the hook.
The Front Post Double Crochet
The front post double crochet stitch is worked by inserting your hook around the post of the indicated st and working double crochet. This stitch creates a ridge on the front side of your project. To work this stitch, make a chain, then work 1 dc in the fourth chain from the hook.
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