Starting in on a big project like a crochet afghan can be a big commitment. They use up a lot of yarn, which can get expensive by the end of it, and once you pick a design you pretty much have to see it through to the end (unless you’re making one from a variety of granny squares, of course!) You might have seen our getting-started post, Your Guide to Crochet Afghans, that broke down the different types of afghans out there you could make. Once you find a style that appeals to you, though, the next question is: how do I actually make one?
Outside of single and double crochet, there are all kinds of stitches that can transform a crochet afghan pattern into something truly stunning. I’ve picked my favorite 5 to bring you today – the basketweave stitch, the Tunisian crochet stitch, the v-stitch, the popcorn stitch, and the shell stitch – and I’m going to show you all you need to know in order to get started working with them! Check out the how-to video for each stitch below, then get started on one of the three crochet afghan patterns I’ve included for each stitch. There’s no better way to celebrate the first full week of the new year than with a brand-new crochet project!
How to Crochet the Tunisian Stitch
You can get the look with these Tunisian stitch crochet afghan patterns!
How to Crochet the V-Stitch
Here are three v-stitch afghan patterns:
How to Crochet the Shell Stitch
You’ll love these shell stitch afghan patterns:
How to Crochet the Basketweave Stitch
These basketweave afghan patterns are sure to please:
How to Crochet the Popcorn Stitch
And here are our most popular popcorn stitch afghan patterns:
Which stitch is your favorite?