Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to Slip Stitch

The slip stitch, or "sl st" as it is commonly abbreviated, is one of the most basic stitches in crochet.  It can be used to work a row without adding any height, to close or complete a round, or to join to pieces (such as granny squares together).  It is simple to do and can be worked quickly.  

Here we'll work our slip stitch on a row.  Begin by inserting your hook into a stitch as shown below,

Wrap the yarn around the hook,

Pull through the first loop in the hook, it will now look like the photo below:

And finish by pulling that loop through the other loop, it should now look like the photo below:

There you have it, the slip stitch!

Click below to watch a video on how to work the slip stitch:


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this...I have looked on so many web-sites and they always make it made it simple!!


  2. So simle and easy you show it. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for posting this in "plain" English. I think I might have done this as a single by mistake.


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