There are numerous types of stitches used in knitting, including the garter stitch, the stockinette stitch, the seed stitch and the double-seed stitch. The garter stitch is considered one of the most basic types of stitches used in knitting.Continue Reading
The garter stitch has a very simple reversible pattern that appears as a solid row of stitches. It is a very strong stitch that does not easily tear. The stockinette stitch is related to the garter stitch but is much less rigid and more inclined to roll. It has a tight, V-shaped pattern and is commonly used by knitters to make various garments and cloth squares.
Basic ribbing stitches are also quite common. This stitch has the ability to stretch and then reform back to its original size, which is why it is often used for making sweaters. With ribbing stitches, the garment won't tear and can stretch to fit someone's body. Seed stitches and double-seed stitches have a textured feel.Learn more about Crafting
Crochet a headband with just two types of stitches, single crochet and chain stitch. This project can be easily completed by beginners.Full Answer >
To crochet the star stitch pattern, chain the required number of stitches, form and pull through the required number of loops on the hook, and half double crochet in the final stitch. Use loops and half double crochet stitches in the second and third rows to form a star stitch pattern of the desired length.Full Answer >
For a Tunisian crochet stitch, using a Tunisian hook, begin by chaining as many stitches as the project needs. Insert the hook into the first chain, and pull a loop free. Place the hook through the loop, and leave the loop on the hook. Repeat until each chain loops around the hook, except for one. This is the forward pass.Full Answer >
Crocheting in a spiral is a method of continuous crochet stitches, in which the next round is built on the previous round, without using a slip stitch to join rounds. The circle can be started with a series of chain stitches joined by a slip stitch or by using the Magic Ring method.Full Answer >