Slip Knot & Chain Stitch – Crochet Tutorials

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This tutorial shows how one can crochet the slip knot and chain stitch. These two stitches are very important as almost all crochet patterns have them.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip Knot

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

I am going to make this tutorial as simple as possible so even kids can learn to crochet.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Make a loop like shown above. The short tail is pointing down. The working yarn is traveling up.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Pass the hook through the loop as shown below.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Gently pull the working yarn through the loop.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Lift the hook up while holding the two ends of the yarn together and the loop will tighten around the hook.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

This is how the slip knot looks like.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

We are now ready to crochet chains.

Crochet Chains

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

The chain stitch forms the foundation for most patterns.

Start with the slip knot.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Wrap the yarn over the hook.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Pull the wrapped over yarn through the slip knot.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

First chain is done.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Repeat this to add more chains.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Yarn over and pull through the loop.
Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Two crochet chains are done now.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 
Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Crochet as many chains as the pattern demands.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

In crochet patterns, slip knot / slip stitch is denoted by a dot (.) and the chain stitch is denoted by an oval.

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Slip stitch and chain stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

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