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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