How to Do a Slip Stitch in Crochet

As part of our GH Stitch Club, we show beginners all of the basic techniques for knitting and crocheting, including this step-by-step guide to learn how to do a chain stitch.


A slip stitch is a basic technique that can help you with any crochet project, and can even be useful while knitting. It is the shortest of all stitches and is usually used to work in the round or to sew pieces together. If you’ve seen the adorable Granny Square Top or Daisy Square Bag in our September 2021 issue, you’ll notice that we sewed the squares together with a chain stitch.

How to make a slip stitch while crocheting

Step 1: Once you find the point in your project where you can start the slip stitch (for the grandma squares, this is where your stitch marker forms the first ring of the square), insert your hook into the first loop .

Step 2: Thread over and pull through both loops on the hook.

step 3: Thread again and pull through again.

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