Crochet stitches are made by crochet hooks to create fancy patterns of fabric. You can use them to make items of clothing, accessories like hats, bags and blankets, rugs, etc. While a beginner would want to start off with the simple, basic stitches, experts find solace in the complicated and unique ones. A complete list of the cool stitches according to their types would help you in choosing the best one for your project. They enable you to make fun, interesting, creative, unusual and intricate designs.
Note that bulky yarn can make your crochet stitches nice and large and add to the coziness of your crocheted garments. Super bulky yarn also works up pretty fast. The basic crochet stitches, v and puff stitches especially look good with thick yarn.
The shell stitch is great for scarves, baby blankets, sweaters, afghans, dishcloths and wash cloths. It can also be used to give a decorative scallop edging to your crocheted pieces. The slip stitch is small (using less yarn) and loose while the v-stitch is quite tight. The lacy iris and v-stitches can be used in creating shawls and boleros for spring while the dense woven and spider stitches suit warm clothes meant for winters. Give your pieces a neat look by endowing them with borders in the form of beautiful crochet edging.