Decorative Crochet Stitches

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It’s good to have something as useful as crochet stitch library at hand, especially if we are creating our own designs. This one is full of amazing decorative stitches.

Working with two or three colors of yarn gives you a lot of room for experimentation, and you are not confined to simple stripes! You can easily create stitches that resemble rows of flowers, even if you are a beginner. They work great as borders, but also as blankets, especially baby blankets. You can make a beautiful handmade gift that will be cherished for years. Take a look at examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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Cute Decorative Crochet Stitches – Free Patterns

How to Crochet The Cupcake Stitch

Wondering how to make your projects even more cute? How about this adorable cupcake stitch by Hopeful Honey? Rows of little sweets create lacy texture, which will be perfect for delicate baby blankets or table runners. As you can see below, pink palette works great, because it makes the cupcakes look like they are chocolate flavor with whipped cream on top. Try out different combinations of colors, though, to see what will suit your needs best.

  • DESIGNED by: Hopeful Honey
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

cupcake stitch

PHOTOS by Hopeful Honey / hopefulhoney.com

Find this free pattern on hopefulhoney.com.


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Brick Crochet Stitch

If some stitches are too girly, and the other too abstract, this one may fit right up your alley. Brick stitch designed by MyPicot is a very simple idea, and that’s exactly what makes it so versatile. Mix and match different colors, change them up between “bricks” and play with them like you would with Legos! Take a look below to get inspired. Dense structure of this technique makes it perfect in every project that needs sturdy and thick stitches.

  • DESIGNED by: MyPicot
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

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PHOTOS by MyPicot / mypicot.com

Find this free pattern on mypicot.com.


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Crochet Flower Stitch

Summer reminds us of the best time in a year – everything is colorful, the flowers are in full bloom, we enjoy the sun and gorgeous weather. This amazing stitch will be a great base for a summer blanket, wrap, or shawl. Its lacy structure is truly one of a kind, and each row goes up and down, creating fun color changes. Make the most of this fantastic design by MyPicot, but first – take a look at the photos and admire final effect!

  • DESIGNED by: MyPicot
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

Crochet Flower Stitch Free Crochet Pattern

PHOTOS by MyPicot / mypicot.com


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Find this free pattern on mypicot.com.

 

Crochet Butterfly Stitch

I absolutely love these little, sweet butterflies, because they are so colorful and fun! You need only a very small amount of yarn to make these cuties, so gather up your yarn leftovers and try it. Can you believe that these butterflies are made as you go? I couldn’t believe it myself, because usually this kind of stitch requires making an applique first, and then sewing it on. See below how cleverly designers from MyPicot did it!

  • DESIGNED by: MyPicot
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Crochet Butterfly Stitch Free Crochet Pattern

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PHOTOS by MyPicot / mypicot.com

Find this free pattern on mypicot.com.

 

If you like butterflies, check out our article about them – Fun And Easy Crochet Butterflies.

 

Tulip Stitch Afghan Square

I love simple stitches that create familiar shapes, but you must remember, that it’s all about the right use of colors. Take a look below at Oombawka Design’s fantastic tulip stitch, but imagine that colors would be in different places. It wouldn’t look like tulips, right? That’s why choosing the right colors for your project is so important. This lovely technique is very easy to make, so if you are a beginner, grab your crochet hook and try it now!

  • DESIGNED by: Oombawka Design
  • PROJECT TYPE: afghan square
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

tulip stitches in red and yellow

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PHOTOS by Oombawka Design / oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Find this free pattern on oombawkadesigncrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

 

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Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial Tulip Stitch

This version of the beloved tulip stitch makes it easy to work it in rows, so don’t limit yourself when it comes to width. You can crochet a lovely baby blanket, and a matching hat to make it even cuter, so consider it an idea for a baby shower gift. Designer behind Crochet’n’Create always comes up with adorable baby clothes, so be sure to explore her website for more free patterns and inspiration. Below you can see two color palettes for the tulip stitch.

  • DESIGNED by: Crochet’n’Create
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

tulip stitches in red and blue

PHOTOS by Crochet’n’Create / crochetncreate.com

Find this free pattern on crochetncreate.com.

 

Tulip Throw

As you can see in the photo, alternating tulips with basic crochet stitches makes the whole thing look really stunning. Adding white yarn in between makes the rows of tulips pop even more! If you are looking for a statement piece, you can be sure that this throw won’t go unnoticed.

  • DESIGNED by: Grace Alexander, this version by ViviLion
  • PROJECT TYPE: blanket
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Tulip Throw Free Crochet Pattern

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PHOTOS by ViviLion / ravelry.com

Find this free pattern on web.archive.org.

 

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Crochet Strawberry Stitch

Looking for a juicy stitch to spruce up your crochet projects? You may like this fun strawberry stitch by Naztazia, then! It requires basic skills in tunisian crochet, but I’m sure you will get it, even if you’ve never tried it before. Naztazia’s tutorials are very comprehensive and each step is well explained, so don’t worry about that. Now take a look at the photos below and think about the perfect project to use it in!

  • DESIGNED by: Naztazia
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

PHOTOS by Naztazia / naztazia.com

Find this free pattern on naztazia.com.

 

Neutral and Versatile Crochet Stitches – Free Patterns

How to Easily Crochet Jasmine Stitch

Jasmine stitch is one of the most beautiful ones in crochet, I dare to say! It requires a lot of practice and patience, because the tension is crucial here. You may know it from learning how to crochet puff stitch, because it’s pretty similar. Below you can see a fantastic, delicate version by Lindsey, who chose to work it in the round, and use multicolored yarn. Isn’t it stunning? I can almost feel the softness of this piece!
  • TUTORIAL by: Crochet Beja
  • PHOTOS by: lindseysophie / Instagram.com
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
jasmine stitch in pastel colors

PHOTOS by @lindseysophie / Instagram.com

To learn Jasmine Stitch, you can use free tutorial on crochetbeja.com, or read more about it on Ravelry. If you want to know how to work it in the round, check out this video tutorial by wiwinwinartist on YouTube – it’s in Indonesian, but each step is nicely presented.

See the photos on Instagram – top photo is here and bottom photo is here.

 

The Pansy Stitch

This delicate stitch may not look interesting at first sight, but after a while you can see its beauty and versatility. Lacy panel, divided with a couple of rows of basic stitches, creates a nice combination of solid texture and openwork. As designer behind Desert Blossom Crafts intended, this stitch will be perfect to incorporate as a detail in crochet cardigan, or delicate lacy blanket. Just see below how nice it looks in neutral off-white color!

  • DESIGNED by: Desert Blossom Crafts
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

pansy stitch in neutral yarn

PHOTOS by Desert Blossom Crafts / desertblossomcrafts.com

Find this free pattern on desertblossomcrafts.com.

 

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Decorative Crochet Stitches with Video Tutorials

Reversible Moroccan Hearts Crochet Stitch

Moroccan aesthetics and heart motif? Yes, please! This clever stitch is for those of you, who love abstract patterns and want to play with colors. Designers behind Tejiendo Perú show us step by step how to make this lovely stitch, so check out their video and make your own version. Below you can see their color combination – do you like it?

  • DESIGNED by: Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Stills from video by Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial in Spanish on youtube.com, or check out English translation in our post – How to Crochet Reversible Moroccan Hearts Stitch.

 

How to Crochet Quilted Stitch

When I saw this stitch for the first time, I thought about sweet puffy candy, because these modules look just like it! What’s more, these puffs are arranged diagonally, which makes them even more fun and interesting. I’m sure that this stitch would look great in one color, too, so consider using it in your projects. Take a look below to see pastel color palette Esperanza and Ana Celia chose for their project.

  • DESIGNED by: Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

Stills from video by Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial in Spanish on youtube.com.

 

Unicorn Stitch

If you are an amigurumi fan, you will love this stitch by Tejiendo Peru’s team. You must have seen adorable curly cues, which are often attached to amigurumi unicorns as a mane or a tail, right? Well, our designers decided to incorporate them in this unique stitch, and the effects are visible in the photos below. What a fantastic way to make three-dimensional crochet surface! What would you use this stitch for?

  • DESIGNED by: Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Stills from video by Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial in Spanish on youtube.com, or check out English translation in our post – How to Crochet Unicorn Stitch.

 

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Easy Crochet Stitch For Baby Blankets

Dense stitches are the best for baby blankets, because little toes and fingers doesn’t get tangled in openwork. In addition, fun surface like the one you can see in the photo below, is a nice tactile exercise for little one’s mind. You can make it in solid color, or use two, or more, if you like. Esperanza and Ana Celia always come up with the best ideas, right?

  • DESIGNED by: Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

Stills from video by Esperanza y Ana Celia Rosas / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial in Spanish on youtube.com

 

Crossed Leaves Stitch

I absolutely love cable stitches, and I always wonder why this technique is so seldom employed in crochet. Now, this fantastic 3-dimensional stitch you can see below, will look equally beautiful in pink, violet or blue. I’m sure that you can experiment with multicolored yarn, though, because this stitch looks like it’s very versatile. Designer behind Majovel Crochet created a tutorial, will allow you to make your own version.

  • DESIGNED by: Majovel Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: intermediate

Stills from video by Majovel Crochet / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial with English subtitles on youtube.com

 

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Raised Treble Diagonal Rib Stitch

Ribbing is one of the most interesting techniques in crochet, because it’s an easy way to create a structured surface. HappyBerry Crochet made a tutorial on this lovely raised stitch, so take a look below and click on the link to try it out! I’m sure it will look great in bolder colors, too, but this sweet pastel mint would be perfect for a baby blanket. What do you think?

  • DESIGNED by: HappyBerry Crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

Stills from video by HappyBerry Crochet / youtube.com

Find this free video tutorial in English on youtube.com.

 

Decorative Crochet Motifs – Free Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

Crochet Popcorn Stitch Motif

This pink motif you see below, uses popcorn stitch to create fun texture. You can use it in many different projects, or treat it as a project on its own, and turn it into a centerpiece, for example. If you’ve never tried popcorn stitches before, it’s a great opportunity to learn, so try it today.

  • DESIGNED by: oum_maryam_randa_crochet
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

pink popcorn motif

PHOTOS by @oum_maryam_randa_crochet / Instagram.com

Find video tutorial in Arabic on youtube.com. More photos are available on Instagram – top photo is here and bottom photo is here.

 

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Pineapple Stitch Motif

Pineapple stitch is a beautiful, classic theme, which is very popular in crochet world. You can find countless examples of it, but one thing is common – it’s a lacy motif, surrounded by fantastic openwork. This mint beauty you see in the photos is Rhondda’s version in the shape of a square. You can join them as you like, turning it and arranging in symmetrical patterns, or just use it as a decorative element in a bigger project. The sky is the limit!

  • DESIGNED by: Rhondda Mol for AllFreeCrochet.com
  • PROJECT TYPE: stitch
  • CRAFT: crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL: upper beginner

PHOTOS by Rhondda Mol / AllFreeCrochet.com

Find this free pattern on allfreecrochet.com.

 

English Translations of Decorative Stitch Tutorials

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