Basic Crochet Stitches

Brand new to crochet?

Here are some of the most basic stitches you should learn. Most complicated stitch patterns are just a combination of these basics, so once you master these, you’ll be able to make nearly anything!

Slip Stitch

Abbreviated

Sl st

When you’ll use it

The slip stitch is a joining stitch that produces no height. You will often use it to join a round when working in the round.

How to do it

Insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull through stitch and the loop on the hook.

Step One

1. Insert hook in indicated stitch or space.

Step Two

2. Yarn over.

Step Three

3. Pull through stitch and the loop on the hook.

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