Stitch Texture
purple crocheted swatch on a white background
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The primrose stitch, a variation on the shell stitch, is perfect for beginner crocheters who want to get into intermediate-stitch territory, but it's also a go-to for seasoned stitchers who want to bring some gorgeous texture to their projects.
Ashley Little
left twist knit stitch
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Move over, cables. We've got a simple stitch that's going to give you a run for your money. Meet the left twist knit stitch, also lovingly referred to as the mock cable. It's twisty just like a traditional cable — but you don't actually need a cable needle to do it.
Beginner
Close up of a green knit scarf wrapped around a woman's neck
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The seed stitch is one those stitches that packs a big punch for very little effort: its nubby texture can make any project look extra. Trust us when we say it's super simple — if you can knit and purl, you've got this.
Beginner
Pink crocheted pillow with a cross pattern stitched in bobbles. A wooden crochet hook and pink ball of yarn are nearby
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We're so smitten with this totally touchable pillow, we're blushing! The pattern is worked from a chart, but don't let that scare you away — it's easier than you think!
Beginner
Two crochet swatches stacked on top of each other with wooden crochet hook, small scissors, and yarn nearby
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At first glance, this stitch pattern doesn't scream chevron — it's missing the telltale peaks and valleys running along the bottom edge — but it still has the feel of a classic chevron. Clever color changes create the gentle ripple pattern. Go high contrast with your colors to make the pattern pop.
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Swatch of puff stitch crocheted chevron pattern in blue/gray yarn with wooden crochet hook
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Two classics collide and the results are SO worth it. Puff stitches give this pattern all the texture, but they don't complicate the chevron shaping one bit — that happens on totally different rows. In other words, this deliciously textured, delightfully zig-zaggy pattern is easier than it looks.
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Knitting in progress with white yarn and a bobble stitch
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Bobbles are making a comeback — and we couldn't be more thrilled. Their bold, nobby texture adds a bit of fun to traditional knit sweaters and blankets. And really, the sky's the limit when it comes to bobbles. The technique is less a stitch pattern and more an actual stitch, meaning you can work a bobble into a single stitch of your project at any point.
Beginner
Light blue crochet square in honeycomb pattern on a Tunisian crochet hook
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With just a handful of basic Tunisian crochet stitches in your arsenal, you can create gorgeous, texture-rich stitch patterns. From 2 x 2 ribbing (yeah, you can crochet ribbing!), to the delicious honeycomb and faux-woven basket weave stitch, there's enough here to keep your hook moving for a long time. Try any of these stitch patterns in your next crochet project — bags, scarves, and cowls all make the perfect canvas for a little something extra.
Beginner
white and tan knit hat with faux fur pompom with a trail of confetti streaming off hat
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Texture is totally the star of this hat: you've got two different yarns held together for a bit of woolly goodness and a hit of alpaca fuzz. And when you go with neutral tones, the nubby stitch pattern really gets a chance to shine. (But don't worry, it's just knits and purls!). Add a faux fur pompom to really push the fuzz factor over the top.
Beginner
close up of three crochet puff stitch swatches fanned out in teal, blue, and green yarn
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You know single, and double, and half double, and triple. But the joy of crochet goes way beyond those basics. There's popcorn (just as yummy as it sounds), cluster (loaded with texture), crocodile (actually not scary!) and a whole lot more.
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