Slip Stitch Crochet | How to Slip Stitch
The slip stitch crochet is often used to attach new yarn, to change yarn color, to join work (such as blankets and afghans), or to help you move the yarn across a group of stitches without added height.
The slip stitch creates the shortest, tightest, and stiffest stitches.
Common crochet abbreviations for slip stitch are: sl st, SL ST, SL st, or SS.
Let’s Practice Making Slip Stitch Crochet!
In 5 quick and super easy steps, you’ll be able to make a slip stitch! In order to start a project with a row of slip stitch, a foundation chain needs to be created and equal to the number of slip stitches required.
Step 1: The first slip stitch is worked into the first single crochet (second chain from your crochet hook). Under both top loops of the first sc, yarn over (YO) and draw through the stitch and loop on the hook.
Step 2: Insert your hook into the next stitch
Step 3: Next, yarn over and draw your yarn through the stitch as well as the through the loop on your hook. *This creates one slip stitch and one loop will remain on your hook.
Step 4: Now, repeat Steps 1 & 2 until you have completed the first row of slip stitch.
Step 5: Last, but not least—Turn your piece. Insert your hook through both loops (top of first stitch from the previous row) and follow steps 1 & 2.
Quick Tip: Slip stitches become very tight when worked in full rows. Keep a close eye on your tension and make sure it stays loose. You can also use a larger hook than recommended.
Slip Stitch Crochet-Final Words
Now that you know how to slip stitch, why not try it out on some free, easy crochet blanket patterns?
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