How to Do a Slip Stitch in Crochet

As part of our GH Stitch Club, we show beginners all the basic knitting and crochet techniques including this step by step tutorial to help you learn how to make a slip stitch.


Slip stitch is a basic technique that can help you with any crochet project and can even be useful for knitting. It is the shortest of all stitches and is generally used for working in the round or in a seam. If you’ve seen the adorable granny square top or the daisy square bag in our September 2021 issue, you’ll notice we’ve used a slip stitch to sew the squares together.

How to slip the slip stitch in crochet

Step 1: Once you’ve found the spot in your project to start your slip stitch (for granny squares, this will be where your stitch marker should make the first ring in the square), insert your hook into the first loop.

2nd step: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

Step 3: Make a new thread and pull again.

Top Granny Squares from our September 2021 issue

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