How to do a slip stitch

Slip stitch (abbreviated sl st) is a one of the basic crochet stitches.

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Slip stitches are usually used to finish the edges of completed work, or they may be used to join stitches.

At all crochet schemes slip stitch symbol would appear as: circle or oval.

slip stitch - sl st - stitch symbol

At the scheme below you can see a number of slip stitches crocheted together.

slip stitch - stitches scheme

Slip stitch instructions

Insert hook in the last stitch of the previous row under top two loops.

how to do a slip stitch - step 1

Yarn over and draw the yarn through all loops on the hook.

how to do a slip stitch - step 2

Insert your hook under top two loops of the following stitch of the previous row. Again, draw the yarn through all loops on the hook.

how to do a slip stitch - step 3

Repeat the process inserting hook in the following stitches of the previous row under top two loops.

how to do a slip stitch - step 4

 

Watch a slip stitch video tutorial

 

Crochet tips

If the final row is too tight, the crocheted fabric may crook and pucker.

slip stitch - photo

In order to avoid the possible deformations the last row has to be loose.

slip stitch - photo

Crocheted projects can be decorated by colored chains crocheted on top of them.

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