It is time to learn to slip stitch!
The slip stitch is used for many different purposes. There are several different scenarios in crochet where you may encounter it:
- Crocheting in the round – the slip stitch may be used to join each round
- Amigurumi – to shape or connect certain pieces
- Crochet stitches – such as the picot stitch
- Corner-to-corner (C2C) Crochet
And those are just a few examples. So as you can see, the slip stitch is an important aspect of crochet to learn even if you have no idea what any of the things listed above are yet.
Luckily, it is very easy to learn to slip stitch. In fact, this will be a very short post.
I have set out below written instructions with photos showing how it is done. Alternatively, if you prefer a demonstration, you can check out the video below.
In order to learn to slip stitch, you will need to know how to make a slip knot and chain.
While you can slip stitch into a chain, I have used single crochets in this tutorial for better visibility. If you are familiar with how to single crochet, feel free to do the same.
You can use any kind of yarn that you feel comfortable using to learn the slip stitch. I suggest using a worsted weight, acrylic yarn with an H 5.00mm hook.
You will also want to have some scissors on hand.
How to Slip Stitch
To begin, start by making some chains. You can make as many as you would like. I also did a row of single crochets (see the first image above). You may wish to do the same as well.
If you have done a row of single crochets, turn your work so you are looking at the wrong side. Chain one and insert your hook into the top of the first stitch (the second image above). If you are working into your chains, insert your hook into the second chain from your hook.
Next, yarn over (see the first image above) and pull up a loop (see the second image above).
Finally, just continue to pull the yarn through the first loop on your hook. Your slip stitch should look like the image below.
And that is your slip stitch. Continue slip stitching all along your row and then turn and make some more for practice.
It’s pretty simple right? You will use this stitch in so many different ways as you grow your crochet skills.
I hope you enjoyed this short but sweet crochet slip stitch tutorial. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.
Until next time, happy stitching!