Explaination of Crochet Stitches
Crochet Lesson #2

In this lesson, you will learn the basic crochet stitches. Each one will be clearly explained and illustrated by a picture or diagram.



1. Chain Stitch

Catch thread with needle forming a loop. Pull the thread with the needle through this loop to form first stitch. Continue chain to any desired length.

2. Slip Stitch

Make row of chain stitches. Insert needle in last chain and pull thread through. Pull loop thus made through first loop.

3. Single Crochet

Make row of chain stitches. Insert needle in last chain and pull thread through, thus having two loops on needle. Wind thread once over needle and pull through the two loops.

4. Double Crochet

Wind thread once around needle. Insert needle into chain and pull thread through; this leaves three loops on needle. Wind thread once around needle and pull through two. Wind thread again over needle and pull through two.

5. Treble Crochet

Make same way as Double Crochet, only at first wind thread twice over needle and pull thread through three times - two and two and two.

6. Double Treble Crochet

Make same way as Double Crochet, only at first wind thread three times over needle and pull thread through four times - two and two and two and two.

7. Double Triple Treble Crochet

Make same way as Double Crochet, only at first wind thread four times over needle and pull thread through five times - two and two and two and two and two.

8. Picot

Make a chain. Skip three chains and make a Single Crochet. Chain four catch back into the first chain. Wind thread once around needle and pull through both loops. Make three or four Single Crochet stitches or enough to make desired distance between picots and repeat.

9. Half Double Crochet

Use a double thread. Wind thread once around needle, insert into chain and pull loop through. Wind thread around needle again and pull through three loops at once.

Illustrated Crochet Stitches




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