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What Is a Slip Knot?

A slip knot is a knot that you’ll use to attach your yarn to the crochet hook.

Making a slip knot is the first step in your crochet projects.

 

Does The Slip Knot Count As A Stitch?

No, the slip knot does not count as a stitch. When you’re counting your foundation chain, don’t count the slip knot as a chain.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Wrap the yarn around your finger
  2. Make an X
  3. Take out your finger and push the yarn through the loop
  4. Insert your hook in the loop
  5. Done

What Is a Chain Stitch?

Most patterns start with a number of chain stitches. A starting chain, also called a foundation chain, is a series of chain stitches that forms the foundation for the rest of the crochet project.

The crochet chain stitch is the first basic stitch that all beginners need to practice. The chain stitch is the simplest stitch on this list.

 

Abbreviation

ch – chain stitch – US and UK

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Make a slip knot and insert your hook
  2. Yarn over and pull through the loop
  3. Done
  4. Make as many chains as needed for your project
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What Is a Slip Stitch?

A slip stitch is a basic crochet stitch that is usually used to close rows or join rounds.

It’s a simple stitch that’s easy to learn. The crochet slip stitch is a simple stitch that you’ll use in almost every pattern, therefore, it is an essential stitch to know.

 

Abbreviation

sl st – slip stitch – US

ss – slip stitch – UK

 

Chart Symbol

If you use crochet charts, you will see the slip stitch as a filled dot, or “•”.

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of slip stitches, make a turning chain of 1. The turning chain does not count as a stitch.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Work into the second chain on your foundation chain
  2. Insert your hook, grab the yarn
  3. Pull through both loops
  4. Done

What Is a Single Crochet?

The single crochet stitch is the next crochet stitch that all beginners should learn. It’s a quick, easy stitch that’s super versatile in crochet patterns.

 

Abbreviation

sc – single crochet – US

dc – double crochet – UK

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of treble crochet, make a turning chain of 1.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Work into the second chain on your foundation chain
  2. Insert your hook, grab the yarn and pull it through
  3. Two loops are on the hook
  4. Yarn over, pull through all two loops
  5. Repeat

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What Is a Half Double Crochet?

The half-double crochet stitch is similar to the single crochet stitch. The difference is that the half-double crochet starts with one extra yarn-over at the beginning. That extra yarn-over makes half-double crochet taller than the single crochet, yet shorter than the double crochet stitch.

 

Abbreviation

hdc – half double crochet – US

htr – half treble crochet- UK

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of half-double crochet, make a turning chain of 2.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Yarn over, work into the third chain from your hook on your foundation chain
  2. Three loops are on the hook
  3. Yarn over, pull through all three loops
  4. Done
  5. Repeat

What Is a Double Crochet?

A double crochet stitch is taller than a single crochet stitch and a half-double stitch but shorter than a treble crochet stitch.

 

Abbreviation

dc – double crochet – US

tr – treble crochet – UK

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of treble crochet, make a turning chain of 3.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Yarn over, work into the fourth chain on your foundation chain
  2. Three loops are on the hook
  3. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  4. Yarn over, pull through last two loops
  5. Done
  6. Repeat
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What Is a Treble Crochet?

With an extra yarn over, a treble stitch is even taller than a double crochet stitch. Once you learn the basic technique, you can add even more yarn-overs to make double-treble and triple treble stitches.

 

Abbreviation

tr – treble crochet – US

dtr – double treble crochet- UK

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of treble crochet, make a turning chain of 4.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Yarn over twice, work into the fifth chain from your hook on your foundation chain
  2. Insert your hook, grab the yarn and pull it though
  3. Four loops are on the hook
  4. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  5. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  6. Yarn over, pull through last two loops
  7. Done
  8. Repeat

What Is a Double Treble Crochet?

A double treble crochet stitch is the tallest stitch. It is taller than a treble crochet stitch.

 

Abbreviation

dtr – double treble crochet – US

trtr – triple treble crochet – UK

 

Turning Chain

To start a new row of treble crochet, make a turning chain of 5.

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Yarn over three times, work into the sixth chain on your foundation chain
  2. Insert your hook, grab the yarn and pull it through
  3. Four loops are on the hook
  4. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  5. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  6. Yarn over, pull through two loops
  7. Yarn over, pull through last two loops
  8. Done
  9. Repeat
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