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The Glorious Slip Stitch

By October 21, 2013

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Attaching Afghan Squares Together Using Slip Stitch Attaching Afghan Squares Together Using Slip Stitch; Photo © Michael Solovay

When you read this blog post title, "The Glorious Slip Stitch," did you smirk a bit, or maybe even laugh out loud? If you did, I wouldn't be surprised, but I wasn't being sarcastic when I wrote the title. The slip stitch really is glorious!

The Slip Stitch: How to Crochet It; What to Do With It

Some crocheters think of the slip stitch as being a necessary (but perhaps slightly boring) stitch that is mostly used for joining crocheted elements together -- for example, joining two ends of a chain together to form a ring, or joining afghan squares together.

Sure, you can -- and should -- use the slip stitch for those mundane-but-essential sorts of tasks. But did you realize the slip stitch can be, and do, so much more than that?

Crocheting Fabrics Using Slip Stitch

You can crochet some pretty amazing fabrics using slip stitch.

Embellishing and Adding Color Using Slip Stitch

Using surface crochet slip stitches, you can doodle on your crochet (or knitting,) outline motifs, add colors, insert initials or words, and generally do all kinds of interesting and creative things.

Want to learn more? My slip stitch article gives you the lowdown plus lots of pics and examples to look at. I hope you will find it helpful and inspiring.


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