The slip stitch is one of the basic stitches that is important to learn.

  • The slip stitch is often used to close a round.
  • The slip stitch is also used in patterns in other ways.
  • For example, you can crochet beautiful flexible sleeve edges by working slip stitches in the back loops.
  • The abbreviation of the slip stitch is sl st.
  • In a crochet chart, the symbol for a slip stitch is a dot.

Below you will find a video and photo tutorial of the Slip Stitch.

Video Tutorial Slip Stitch

Photo tutorial Slip Stitch

1 – You will start to crochet in the second chain from the hook. The first chain is the turning chain, that is why you will skip it.

2 – Insert the hook into the first stitch. Yarn over (wrap the yarn over the hook). Then pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.

3 – This is your first slip stitch.