As promised, we are back with our step-by-step instructions on crochet stitches. We hope that you browsed through our previous blog on the basic crochet stitches. In this post, we will cover the double crochet, treble crochet and slip stitch. We’ll also explore the combinations that you can create with some basic stitches.
So, let’s get started.
1. Double Crochet (DC)
The double crochet abbreviated as DC is one of the basic stitches of the craft. In UK patterns, you will find this stitch by the name of treble crochet (tr). A beginner-friendly stitch, it is similar to single crochet but has few additional steps. Double crochet is flexible and stable and used in all sorts of patterns, like classic granny squares and afghans. Let’s begin.
Step 1 - Make a slip knot on the crochet hook and chain some stitches. You will need a foundation to double crochet into.
Step 2 - Yarn over and insert the crochet hook into the fourth chain.
Step 3 - Yarn over and draw the hook through three loops of the chain.
Step 4 - Yarn over and draw the crochet hook through the first two loops only.
Step 5 - Yarn over the hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook and one double crochet is made.
You can continue with the row till you have worked all the stitches. To turn the row chain three stitches and then continue with stitches instructed in the pattern.
2. Treble Crochet (TR)
The treble crochet is the tallest stitch of the craft. It is abbreviated TR and in UK patterns, it’s called the double treble stitch. Similar to single and double crochet stitches with additional steps, it is a basic stitch a beginner must learn. The stitch works well for fabric that drape well, like scarves, blankets, etc.
Once you learn the basic technique, you can add even more yarn-overs to make double-treble and triple treble stitches. So, here is how it is done.
Step 1 - Begin with a slip knot and a chain. You will need a foundation to crochet your stitch into.
Step 2 - Yarn over twice and insert your hook into the fifth chain stitch.
Step 3 - Pull the yarn through the chain stitch.
Step 4 - Yarn over and pull it through the first two of the loops on your hook.
Step 5 - Continue with the steps of pulling the yarn through. There will be three loops left on the hook. You will notice each time that you do the steps to complete the stitch, you will have one fewer loop on the hook than you did before.
Step 6 - Pull the yarn through the remaining loops on the crochet.
You can continue with the row till you have worked all the stitches. To turn the row chain four stitches and then continue with stitches instructed in the pattern.
3. Slip Stitch (SL ST)
Slip stitch abbreviated SS ST is a useful technique that can be used in so many different ways. In UK patterns the stitch is abbreviated by SS. Slip stitches allow moving the yarn across a row of stitches without too much height. The stitch is used to join a round of crochet into a circle by connecting the last stitch to the first stitch of that same round. The surface slip stitch technique can also be used to decorate crochet fabric.
Step 1- Start with a slip knot, a chain, and any basic stitch as mentioned in a pattern. If you are simply practicing, crochet the single stitch.
Step 2- Insert the hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull through the stitch and the active loop on the hook.
Once you have mastered the basic crochet stitches, you can begin with any project. With practice and the right crochet hooks, you will be soon on your way of creating some wonders.
Other complicated stitches are nothing but combinations of these basic. The moss stitch is a beginner-friendly crochet stitch made from an alternating pattern of chain stitches and single crochet. The granny square or circle is created with double crochet stitches. Shell stitch, puff stitch, etc. are also can be created by combining the basics.Handcrafted crochet hooks from Lantern Moon are a part of the premium ebony wood collection. The brand focuses on craftsmanship hence its products are a sign of luxury crafting experiences. Besides the crochet hooks knitting needles, notions and storage are also handmade by skilled artisans. If you are seeking premium knitting needles and crochet for your craft, all you have to do is explore the Lantern Moon Collection.