How to Slip Crochet Stitches 1

How to Slip Stitch Crochet for Beginners Tutorial

In this crochet tutorial, you will learn how to work the slip stitch. Thanks a lot to Laura for this How to Crochet tutorial series.

The slip stitch is the shortest of all the crochet stitches, and it’s actually more of a crochet technique than a stitch.

Slip stitches are usually used to move yarn across a group of stitches without adding height. They can also be used to join rounds or pieces of crochet work.

Let’s get started!


How to use the slip stitch to move yarn across stitches

First we will demonstrate how to use the slip stitch to move yarn across stitches.

We begin by chaining 10.

Row one

To work row one, we will be using the double crochet stitch and will double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook and in each chain across.

To begin the double crochet, yarn over the hook from back to front.

Insert the hook in the fourth chain from the hook.

Yarn over again and draw it through the chain and up onto the working area of the hook.

You should have three loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the hook.

You now have two loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw through both loops on the hook.

One double crochet is completed and six more to go.

Turn your work.

On the next row, we are going to slip stitch across the first four stitches before beginning to work double crochet again.

Row two

To work row two, instead of making three chains for the turning chain, as you would usually do for a second row of double crochet, this time, just chain one.

The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

Therefore, insert the crochet hook under both loops of the first stitch.

Yarn over and draw the yarn through both loops of the stitch and loop on the hook.

One slip stitch made.

We now work a slip stitch in the same manner in each of the next three stitches.

Now we’re going to finish the row in double crochet.

First, you chain three to get the yarn at the right height.

The chain three counts as a double crochet.

Then work a double crochet in each of the remaining stitches.

You can see that we moved the yarn across the slip stitches and added very little height.


How to use a slip stitch and join a chain into a circle.

Now, we will demonstrate how to use a slip stitch and join a chain into a circle.

Knowing how to join a chain into a circle is important, as it is the way many hats and motifs, such as granny squares are started.

We will begin by chaining six.

Next, insert the crochet hook through the first chain you made, which is next to the slip knot.

Yarn over and draw it through the chain and through the loop on the hook.

You have now joined six chains into a circle or a ring.


How to use a slip stitch to join the end of one round to the beginning of the same round

Take the circle made previously and start by chaining three.

Will then work 11 double crochet into the center of the ring.

To double crochet, first bring yarn over the crochet hook from back to front. Then insert the crochet hook in the middle of the ring.

Yarn over again and draw it through the loop and onto the working area of the hook.

You now have three loops on the hook.

Yarn over and draw through the first two loops on the crochet hook.

Yarn over and draw through the remaining two loops on the crochet hook.

You now have completed the first double crochet.

Do this 10 more times.

Insert the crochet hook into the third chain of the beginning chain three.

Yarn over and draw it through the chain and through the loop on the hook.

You have now joined the round of double crochets.

Tell us in the comments what’s your favorite type of yarn to work with.

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