How to Crochet

The Slip Stitch (How to Crochet part 8)

slip stitch

Hi Friends!  Welcome to part 8 of my How To Crochet series, where we’ll be learning how to slip stitch. We’re in the home stretch of the basics of crochet, after which we’ll be doing fancy stitches and tapestry squares and all sorts of other genuinely fun and interesting things. Next week we’ll be learning the Magic Ring, and the following week we will be learning how to read a pattern. And that’s it! Then we get into the super fun stuff, and I have to think of a better name for this category than “how to crochet!”

If this is your first time here, please see the “How To Crochet” category under the Topics menu (sidebar if you’re on mobile; bottom of page on computer) for our earlier tutorials.

The slip stitch, abbreviated as “ss” or “sl st”, is very similar to the single crochet, minus a step, and I promise it’s very simple to do.

To begin, hold your crochet as you would with any other stitch:


And poke your hook through the next stitch, as with single crochet:


Yarn over:


and pull through, leaving two loops on your hook (again, as with single crochet):


This next part is the part that’s different than a single crochet. WITHOUT YARNING OVER, pull that loop that’s nearest to the hook through the second loop on the hook, and ta-da!  You’re done! You’ve done a slip stitch.

And after that, keep on going! Insert hook, yarn over, pull through, pull one loop through the other. Easy peasy!


Super simple, right?

That’s all for this week’s lesson!  As ever, if you have any questions, if anything is unclear, or if I can help in any way, leave me a comment, send me a message here or on facebook, or drop me an email at!

I hope you’ll join me next week to learn how to do the magic ring!

Be happy, healthy, and safe!


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