HOW TO Slip Stitch Crochet

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The slip stitch is one of the easiest crochet stitches out there, are you ready to learn how to slip stitch crochet? Slip stitch crochet is really only containing slip stitches & are one of the easiest patterns to learn.

In Norway I came across this crochet stitch years ago under the name “pjoning”. The title suggest that it’s almost not even crochet. Even though its the same stitch but with different names.

If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how the crochet stitch is done. The pattern always offers written text, but now I will share a step by step picture guide with you. In addition there is a video of how to crochet this stitch on the bottom.

Today I suggest that you learn the stitch & then you should use it in a project! You can make you own project, but on the bottom of this post I have also included all crochet patterns that are using Slip Stitch Crochet!

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OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:


Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.

Crochet Abbreviations

The Slip Stitch Crochet is often abbreviated sl st in crochet patterns.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN TO SLIP STITCH CROCHET:


Crochet Hook:

To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:

  • Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks &  impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
  • KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with.  They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
  • Love Crochet
  • Wool Warehouse
  • Wool Warehouse (set)
  • Amazon
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

Yarn:

You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS GUIDE – HOW TO CROCHET THE SLIP STITCH:


This guide will cover the basics “HOW TO: Crochet the Slip Stitch”. However the important thing is the idea of what a lovely stitch continuous slip stitches are making. You can choose to slip stitch crochet both in the front and back loop of the stitch, however only the back loop is included in this post. This is shown in the picture.

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HOW TO CROCHET THE SLIP STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:


1. Insert hook in next stitch.

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2. Draw up a loop & pull through stitch & loop

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3.  *Repeat step 1 and 2.

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HOW TO CROCHET THE SLIP STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:


1. Insert hook in next stitch. 2. Draw up a loop & pull through stitch & loop *Repeat step 1 and 2.

HOW TO CROCHET THE SLIP STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:


This soundless video shows you how to crochet the slip stitch.

Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.

I hope you enjoyed learning how to slip stitch crochet. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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