Crochet Lesson: How to Slip Stitch (sl st)

Your trusty go-to for joining crocheted panels and finishing off a project!


Also referred to as the invisible stitch, slip stitch (abbreviated: sl st) is great to use when joining two crocheted panels. Slip stitch is also used to finish off and secure a project.

How to Slip Stitch Along a Foundation Chain or the Edge of a Project

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step one

Start with a foundation chain (or the outside row of a project).

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step two

From the foundation chain insert hook in the 2nd stitch from the hook (not including loop on hook).

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step three

Yarn over, meaning wrap your yarn around your hook, crossing over the front diagonally upwards from right to left.

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step four

Pull the yarn through the stitch and the loop on the hook.

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step five

Slip stitch made!

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step six

If doing a row of slip stitches, continue slip stitching to the end of your row!


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