With many crochet stitches, beginners usually prefer learning the fastest stitches first. Also, it helps that they are some of the easiest to do. For example, some of the quickest crochet stitches include double crochet and half double crochet.
Note that other crocheters may have different opinions. But many people believe that some of the simplest crochet stitches are also the most pleasurable to make. So, once you master stitches like double crochet and single crochet, you can make almost anything!
It is also essential to know that the fastest crochet stitch may be the one you use the most. So, it varies upon each person because the more you work on a stitch, the faster you can do it.
Do not worry if you are only getting started! This list of the fastest crochet stitches is beginner-friendly. Also, everyone can find a crochet stitch that they like! So, please continue reading to uncover more stitches and make your crochet pieces faster.
Double Crochet (dc)
Most crocheters believe that the fastest and one of the easiest crochet stitches is the double crochet. This pattern is a favorite among many because of the number of yarn overs and loops to pull! Also, it is quick, simple, and once you get started, this stitch has a great, easy rhythm.
When you first start crocheting, one of the primary stitches you will learn is the double crochet stitch. It is a terrific adaptable stitch that you can use in various ways throughout your crochet adventure.
Besides the fact that it is quick to do, the double crochet stitch is also the best stitch based on muscle memory. Also, it is quite easy to maintain a consistent tension in all yarn types and thicknesses.
But remember that unless your design directs you to do so, you will not work the first chain from the hook. Also, you will not twist the chain. Instead, you will go through the center of the chain’s “v” and under the bar at the back. Follow these five steps to do a double crochet stitch:
- Make your foundation chain.
- Yarn over, then insert your crochet hook into the chain.
- Yarn over once again and pull it through the chain stitch.
- Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook.
- Yarn over and complete the double crochet stitch.
Unless you use a chainless foundation double crochet, you will start with a foundation chain. So, start with a slip knot and crochet your chain. Also, if you follow a pattern, it might be best to check how to do the foundation chain.
But if not, then you can crochet the foundation chain as long as you wish and add two more stitches. These two stitches will count as the first double crochet, as you will see in a moment.
On this initial stitch, you will place your hook into the third chain from your hook. Note that the skipped stitches will act as your first double crochet of the row. But, you will not notice this until you finish the following stitch.
It is why you add those extra chains to the foundation chain, as stated in the previous step. They aid in the formation of the chains that become the first double crochet.
Yarn over once more, then you will pull the thread through the third chain from the hook where you inserted it. After doing so, there should be three loops on your crochet hook.
Start making your double crochet stitch with a yarn over the hook. Then, draw the yarn through the first two loops on the hook. Also, note that there should be two loops left on the hook after doing so.
Yarn over one more time. Then, pull through both of the remaining loops on the hook to finish off the dc stitch.
Half-Double Crochet (hdc)
Half double crochet is a lovely crochet stitch that is both simple and flexible. It is one of the fundamental stitches that every novice learns when learning how to crochet. Also, as the name suggests, hdc is shorter than a single crochet stitch.
When you use the half-double crochet stitch, you will notice that your fabric is tighter. Also, it is more compact because this stitch is a little shorter than the usual dc. So, the hdc stitch is excellent if you want to work with variegated yarns and add a bit of texture to your piece.
The hdc stitch is a foundational crochet stitch worked in the same manner as the double crochet stitch. But, a minor difference makes a unique third loop and a lower height. Follow these five steps to do a half-double crochet stitch:
- Make a foundation chain.
- Crochet into the correct chain and make a turning chain.
- Yarn over and insert your hook.
- Yarn over and pull.
- Yarn over and finish the half-double crochet stitch.
Like working a double crochet stitch, you will also start your foundation chain with a slip knot. Next, crochet your foundation chain into which to work the first row.
Remember that your foundation chain can be any length. If you are working with a crochet design, make sure to follow the chain length instructions.
Crochet into the chain three chains away from your hook. Doing so will allow you to work the first half double crochet into the foundation chain.
When crocheting in rows, you start each row with a turning chain. Note that the height of your crochet stitch will determine the turning chain’s size. So, it is best to chain two for a turning chain in half double crochet.
Now you will start making your first half double crochet stitch. So, you will yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch.
Yarn over, then draw the yarn through the stitch once more. Also, note that your hook should now have three loops.
Yarn over once again, then pull the yarn through all three loops to complete the half double crochet stitch.
The V-stitch is a lovely crochet stitch that is one of the fastest stitches to make. It is an excellent stitch to know if you want to work on large projects like afghans. But, it is also handy for a wide range of other crochet crafts.
The V stitch produces a wonderful lacy fabric with a nice drape and flow. This stitch is simple to learn if you know how to double crochet, chain, and skip stitches. So, follow these four steps to do a V crochet stitch:
- Make a foundation chain.
- Finish your double crochet.
- Make your first V stitch.
- Finish your V stitch.
Like the double and half double crochet stitches, you will start your V stitch with a foundation. To do this step, you will yarn over. Then, work a double crochet into the fourth chain stitch from your hook.
Note that the first three chains in the row will count as one double crochet. So, you now have the equal of two double crochet stitches at the row’s beginning. Then, chain one.
Skip the next chain, then work a double crochet into the next chain stitch. Next, chain one, making the first half of your V stitch that separates it at the top.
Work one more double crochet stitch into the same stitch where you placed the previous one. Note that doing this step will complete your first V stitch, but you can make more to finish a row.
Triple or Treble Crochet (tr)
The treble or triple crochet stitch is another foundational stitch that beginners often use because it is easy and quick. Also, you can use it for patterns that need a long stitch or something taller than a double crochet stitch.
If you already know how to do a double crochet stitch, learning how to treble crochet will be a breeze. Also, unless the design clearly instructs you to do so, you will never work in the first chain from the crochet hook. Follow these five steps to do a triple crochet stitch:
- First, slip knot, then chain 15.
- Yarn over to have four loops.
- Yarn over to have three loops.
- Yarn over to have two loops.
- Yarn over to finish the treble crochet stitch.
Make a slip knot and loosely chain 15 stitches. Next, wrap the yarn twice around the crochet hook, skip the first four chains. Then, place the hook into the fifth chain from the hook.
Yarn over, from back to front. Then, draw it through the chain stitch and up onto your hook’s working area. Note that after doing so, you now have four loops on your crochet hook.
Yarn over, then pull it through the first two loops on your hook to have three loops left on your crochet hook.
Yarn over again and pull it through the next two loops on the hook to have two loops remaining on your crochet hook.
Yarn over once again, then you will pull it through both remaining loops on your hook to finish the treble crochet. After doing so, there should only be one loop remaining on your crochet hook.
As I mentioned, the fastest stitch is the one that you use the most for your crochet pieces. Some people can perform double crochet stitches far faster than others. But some people can do shell stitches even faster.
It differs from individual to person. So, you do not need to worry if you think these stitches are not the fastest you can do. So, no matter how difficult the stitches are if you appreciate and love what you do, that will be your quickest crochet stitch!