Some common crochet stitches include the chain stitch, single crochet stitch, double crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, cross double crochet stitch and treble stitch. The technique used and appearance of each of these stitches differ.
Some other basic stitches are the basket weave stitch, cable stitch, checkerboard stitch, crazy shell stitch and popcorn stitch. There are a number of online resources such are AllFreeCrochet.com and AnniesCatalog.com that list common crochet stitches. These two resources also explain the pattern and offer instruction on how to complete a project using these common stitches. The items needed to crochet any of these stitches include a crochet hook, yarn of choice and a pair of scissors.