If you want to learn how to crochet a slip stitch, then you have come to the right place! Slip stitches are used in almost all types of crocheted patterns. This includes many blankets, hats, scarfs and home decor items.
The slip stitch is the shortest of all common crochet stitches and is really more of a technique than an actual stitch. Slip stitches are usually used to move yarn across a group of stitches without adding additional height to your project. They may also be used to join work when working in rounds.
The slip stitch – abbreviated as sl st – in crochet is a basic but very useful stitch used throughout patterns and is most commonly used as a slip stitch join.
Below, I’ve created a picture tutorial with step-by-step bullet points showing you exactly how to create a crochet slip stitch. We’ve also linked to the fantastic video tutorial created by HappyBerry Crochet if learning by video is more your style.
Crochet Materials Needed to Make a Slip Stitch
So what do you need to get started making a slip stitch in crochet?
Well… not much! To get started with the slip stitch tutorial (sl st) you will need to have some yarn and a crochet hook! Any weight yarn will do, its just important that you find the corresponding crochet hook size that is recommended for that weight.
However, I recommend getting a skein of either Caron Simply Soft or Vanna’s Choice for this tutorial. These yarn types are of medium weight which means they are really easy to work. Fortunately they are also very easy to find at just about any craft store.
Since you’ll also need a crochet hook that is appropriate for medium-weight yarns, I recommend getting a 5.5mm / I-9 crochet hook.
Once you have these items in hand you are ready to begin learning how to crochet the slip stitch!
How to Crochet a Slip Stitch (sl st)
Skill Level: Basic
Crochet Slip Stitch Tutorial Steps
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a slip stitch (sl st) in crochet. I use this stitch quite often in my free crochet patterns, so knowing this stitch is a must!
1. Start by creating a crocheted chain:
2. Insert your hook into the Second Chain from Hook. If you are in the middle of a project that calls for a slip stitch, make sure to insert the hook under both parts of the stitch:
3. Yarn Over:
4. Pull the yarn through two loops to complete the stitch:
5. Finally, insert your hook into the next stitch. Repeat these steps until the end of the row:
Slip Stitch Crochet Video Tutorial
Sometimes a video helps me learn new things. If you are new to crocheting, this video lesson will help you learn how to create a crochet slip stitch.
You Just Crocheted a Slip Stitch
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