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

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…
BO Bobble 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.
Puff Puff 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 Treble YO 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

Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Elizabeth Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The crochet stitch gives the most amazing texture! It’s a 1 row repeat made using the mini bean stitch. It sounds quite intimidating but it really is easy enough when you get the hang of the new…

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Popcorn Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Popcorn Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The popcorn stitch is the biggest I’ve seen out of all the bubble shaped stitches. It’s single sided but the ‘bubbles’ do pop out in the opposite side with a little push. Popcorn stitch tutorial The popcorn…

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Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The bobble stitch creates a 3D texture, just like little bubbles! Even though its single sided, the reverse has a very interesting design too. Bobble stitch tutorial The bobble stitch makes a single sided 3D fabric. As…

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Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The puff stitch makes a double sided texture making it great for blankets and other reversable projects. Puff stitch tutorial The puff stitch makes a double sided fabric. The puffs are longer and flatter than the bobble…

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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 moss stitch are very easy and suitable for beginners. Others, such as the diamond stitch are more complex and more suitable for advanced crocheters. Take a look at the A-Z of crochet stitches to find one you will love!

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