How to make a slip stitch

Slip stitch is an important tool in your crochet skill-set. It’s really easy to learn and you will use it loads.


The slip stitch is a special stitch all on its own. It doesn’t have a height like most stitches, as it’s most commonly used for joining rounds, especially in amigurumi.


Step 1

The slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the round. Insert the hook from front to back into the first chain you worked. Wrap yarn round the hook (yrh) in an anticlockwise direction.


Step 2

Pull the yarn through the chain stitch (as shown) and then the loop already on the hook to make a slip stitch. You can also work this stitch into each stitch along a row to form a neat edging.