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Ultimate List of Fast Crochet Stitches

Looking for easy and fast crochet stitches? There are so many stitches that take little time to learn AND little time to grow with each row! I’ve compiled a cool list of fast crochet stitches from lots of different designers. You’re sure to find a few you love!

I chose the stitches for this article based on a few criteria, because the truth is, you can take “fast” crochet stitches several ways!

A lot of the stitches are patterns that are fast to learn. Meaning they are simple, easy, and have a short row repeat (nothing with 5+ row repeats here!)

On the other hand, some of the stitches I chose because they grow fast as you’re making them. Meaning, the stitches are not tiny, taking forever to feel like you’re making progress.

So are you ready to see them? Let’s get into all the quick crochet stitch tutorials!

Fast Crochet Stitches – the List

1. Circle Stitch

First up, meet the Circle Stitch! This stitch has a really neat, almost sun-like look. I love how this stitch looks with two tones. Since this stitch pattern is worked up using triple and double crochet stitches, the fabric works up quickly and uses minimal yarn. This stitch would look lovely as part of an afghan, sweater, etc.!

Designer: Rich Textures Crochet

Yarn Used: Pima Cotton by Lion Brand

2. Lemon Peel Stitch

Next is the beautifully textured Lemon Peel Stitch! This stitch is wonderfully easy to work up and creates a beautiful, double-sided fabric. It’s so simple and quick to work up, as it’s only a 2 stitch repeat! Since this stitch is reversible, it’s great to use in blankets, scarves, dishcloths, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Classic Anti-Pilling Yarn

3. Granny Stitch

Here’s another super quick and simple one: the Granny Stitch! This stitch simply consists of groups of three double crochets, so it’s wonderfully fast and easy to work up! Another thing I love about this stitch is how versatile it is. You can use one color and simply make a pretty, textured fabric, or you can use as many colors as you’d like to make a fun, multi-colored blanket!

Designer: My Crochet Space

Yarn Used: Worsted weight yarn

4. Cross Over Stitch

Are you looking for a stitch with a really unique look? If so, this Cross Over Stitch is for you! I love how deceptively complicated this stitch appears. It’s really quite simple to create, and it only uses minimal crochet knowledge. This stitch would be lovely to use in a variety of crochet projects!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

crochet cross over stitch

5. Double Treble Stitch

Next is the Double Treble Stitch! This stitch is SO simple to recreate and creates a wonderful, airy fabric. Because it makes such a light fabric, this stitch is particularly great for scarves, shawls, etc. This stitch is great to use when you want a quick, yet satisfying crochet project, and it’s doubly perfect for multitasking!

Designer: Smiling Colors

Yarn Used: Dollar Tree Premier Yarn

6. Alpine Stitch

Are you looking for something a bit more modern-looking? This Alpine Stitch is for you! This stitch has a rich, woven-like texture that grants it perfectly for things like scarves, gloves, blankets, etc. This is another one of those stitches that appears intricate from far away, but really is quite simple to recreate. If you’re looking for a thicker stitch, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Heartland

alpine stitch crochet

7. Suzette Stitch

If you’re looking for more, thicker crochet stitches, I got you covered with the Suzette Stitch! This gorgeous stitch works up quickly, has a beautiful texture, and creates a nice, thick fabric. Visually, this stitch appears complicated, but in reality, it’s just a simple two stitch repeat! If you know how to single and double crochet, then you can do this stitch easily.

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling Yarn

8. Harvest Stitch

Next is a stitch perfect for the fall: the Harvest Stitch! This stitch is simple, yet rich with fun texture thanks to the puff stitch. And the best part? This stitch only has one repeating row, so it’s perfect for making while watch Netflix, listening to a book, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Sugarbush Bold

9. Drunken Granny Stitch

Next up, check out the Drunken Granny Stitch! This stitch is a fun, textured spin on the traditional granny stitch. It’s just like the regular granny stitch, but funny and lopsided. This stitch would look lovely incorporated into a baby blanket, scarves, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Sport weight yarn

drunken granny crochet stitch swatch

10. Extended Single Crochet Stitch

Next is a more textured version of a single crochet stitch: the Extended Single Crochet Stitch! This stitch is super fun and versatile and looks great in just about any crochet project! This article also features a neat cup cozy pattern, as well as some tips and tricks for this stitch!

Designer: A Crocheted Simplicity

Yarn Used: Worsted weight yarn

11. Crown Stitch

Another one of my favorites is this beautiful Crown Stitch! This stitch has a gorgeous, intricate look to it. I love how delicate and lacy it is! The great thing is that this stitch looks a lot trickier than it really is. This stitch would make a great accent to any project!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Mary Maxim Woodlands Yarn

How to Crochet the Crown Stitch

12. Snowflake Stitch

Next is a stitch perfect for winter season: the Snowflake Stitch! I love how interconnected and delicate this stitch is. This stitch looks great on its own and would be perfect for scarves, table runners, etc. Or it would make a wonderful accent stitch to any designs!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour

13. Stacked Shell Stitch

Next up is a stitch that’s perfect for the summer: the Stacked Shell Stitch. Unlike the classic shell stitch, this design uses bigger shell stitches to create a larger, lacier focal point. The only knowledge you need to recreate this stitch is how to crochet double crochets and chains, so it’s perfect for all skill levels!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

14. Broken Shell Stitch

Here’s another shell stitch variation: the Broken Shell Stitch! Unlike the last pattern, this stitch is a bit more airy and open, which makes it ideal for lighter baby blankets, shawls, light scarves, etc. This one looks great on its own, or with multiple colors!

Designer: Knitting With Chopsticks

Yarn Used: WeCrochet Dishie

15. Foliage Stitch

Another fun one is Foliage Stitch! I love how this stitch mimics fresh spring leaves. This one has a really pretty, lacy texture that grants itself well to accent stitches or light baby blankets. If you want a pretty accent stitch, you should definitely give this one a try!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

16. Mesh Stitch

If you’re looking for a super light, open stitch, then I bet you’ll like the Mesh Stitch! This stitch is so, incredibly easy as it only uses chains and double crochets. Its open looseness makes it great for using in crochet market or grocery bags, or even light scarves and shawls. If you are wanting to add a simple pattern to your stitch library, this one is it!

Designer: Jewels and Jones

17. Interlocking Fan Stitch

Have you used the Fan stitch before? This Interlocking Fan Stitch is such a fun variation! This design has such an elegant texture. I love how this stitch creates a lacy, yet thick fabric! This stitch would look lovely in a variety of projects such as scarves, cowls, bags, etc.!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

how to crochet the interlocking fan stitch—free crochet pattern1

18. Lotus Stitch

The next stitch looks slightly similar to the last one, but it uses puff stitches! The Lotus Stitch is truly unique and creates such a beautiful fabric. I think I might just have to learn this one myself soon!

Designer: Blue Star Crochet

19. Rose Petal Stitch

Here’s another springy pattern: the Rose Petal Stitch! This stitch is simple to recreate, yet light and elegant. I like the way each stitch cluster resembles tiny rose petals! It’s the perfect stitch to use for spring or Valentine’s Day projects!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Caron Simply Soft

20. Open Mesh Stitch

Lace is one of those types of crochet stitches that can go super fast, especially with the right pattern! The Open Mesh Stitch is just like that. Big chain spaces are super quick to make, but also make the fabric grow extremely fast! I love the final look of this stitch.

Designer: Knitting with Chopsticks

Yarn Used: We Crochet Dishie

21. Blueberry Stitch

Next, meet the Blueberry Stitch! This fun, textured stitch is perfect for embellishing anything from scarves to a blanket! I love how the puff stitch is used to give it a fun, “clustered/berry”-effect. This stitch is so simple to recreate and is a great intro to puff stitches for beginners!

Designer: Desert Blossom Crafts

Yarn Used: Red Heart Super Saver

22. Diamond Mesh Stitch

Lastly, take a look at the Diamond Mesh Stitch! Similar to the regular mesh stitch, this one is quite open and lacy, which makes it great to use for light crochet projects of any kind. This stitch has a sort of elegant, lacy look to it, yet it’s super simple for crocheters of all skill levels to recreate. If you haven’t used this stitch before, you should definitely give it a try!

Designer: Easy on the Tongue

Yarn Used: Worsted Weight Yarn

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Conclusion

There are many fast crochet stitches that you can learn in a jiffy. I especially love the ones that have a 1-2 row repeat! So what are you waiting for? Grab a hook and yarn and start learning a few of these stitches – it won’t take you long! 😉

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