Beginner | 1 min 14 sec
Taught by Edie Eckman
A slip stitch is used in crochet to join one stitch to another. This simple stitch is typically used to join a chain into a circle or join the end of a round to the beginning of a round, though this technique can be used in any number of scenarios when working crochet patterns.
Learn how to:
  • Work a slipstitch
  • Crochet one stitch to another
  • Use a slipstitch in crochet patterns
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to master a crocheted slipstitch
  • HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert knit and crochet designer Edie Eckman
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Slip Stitch Basics
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