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Beginner Crochet -- Crochet for Beginners

A Total Beginner's Guide to Learning Crochet

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Free Crochet Patterns for Practicing Your Double Crochet Stitch

Crochet Granny SquareCrochet Granny Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

Learn How to Make a Slip Stitch

Crochet Slip Stitch -- Join With a Slip Stitch to Form a RingCrochet Slip Stitch -- Join With a Slip Stitch to Form a Ring -- Photo © Amy Solovay

Slip stitches are very easy to learn, and they come in handy too. They serve multiple purposes:

  • When you'/re crocheting in rounds, you'll use them to join the beginning of the round to the end of the round.
  • Use them as a design element when you need a stitch that adds a negligible amont of height to the design. If a single crochet stitch is too tall, a slip stitch is probably just what you need.
  • You can use slip stitches as decorative elements on the surface of a crocheted piece. For an example, check out the solid yellow slip stitches on the surface of this crocheted dishcloth.
  • You can work slip stitches in rows or rounds as you would with any other crochet stitch. See the classic menswear stitch pattern for an example of this.

Learn the Treble Crochet Stitch

The treble crochet stitch is another basic crochet stitch you'll want to know how to do.

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