I have consolidated some of the videos on web to show the simple crochet basics stitches. They are good for beginners who wanted to learn crochet and for those who seldom crochet for a refresh course.
How to Start and Chain
How to Crochet a Circle
How to Start Circle Crochet Loop
I use this starting for all my amigurumi dolls that needs a circle start. This will ensure the starting hole is closed up nicely with a tight pull at the starting yarn end.
Single Crochet (double crochet for UK)
This is one of the basic stitch used in crocheting. I used this for my amigurumi dolls pattern all the time.
Double Crochet ( Treble for UK)
This has a longer height as compared to single crochet.
Half Double Crochet (Half Treble Crochet for UK)
This pattern has a height that is in between double crochet and single crochet. Often seen this used in stitching a flower petal along with slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet etc so as to give a gradual increase or decrease of height.
Triple (Treble) Crochet
The treble crochet start at the fifth chain as the first 4 chain act as the first treble crochet for the row/round.
Quadruple Crochet (Double Treble Crochet for UK)
The quadruple crochet start at the sixth chain. The first 5 chains act as the first quadruple crochet in the row.
This is often used to close up a row or a round. Sometimes it is also used to skip some stitches so as to pull the yarn to start at another place instead of cutting it and start again. I did came across a design pattern that used slip stitch throughout to make a handbag. It took me a lot of time and instead of completing it, I change the design to a smaller pouch instead. 😛
Reverse Single Crochet
This stitch is usually used for the edging of a project like pot holder, coaster, etc.