Left Handed Crochet Stitch Overview

Slip Knot

 

 

 

Slip Stitch, ss (US: ss slip stitch)

Insert the hook into chain/stitch indicated by pattern, YO (yarn over) & draw through the stitch & loop on the hook.

 

Slip stitches are used to move across a row without creating height, also to join rounds when working in the round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chains: ch, (US: ch, chain)

1. with the slip knot on hook, make a * YO & draw through the loop on the hook. This is your first chain.
2. Repeat from * until the required number of chains made, (this is your foundation chain).
The loop on the hook never counted as a stitch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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double crochet. dc (US: sc, single crochet)

 

1. make required number of chains for your foundation chain,
insert hook into 2nd ch from hook
2. YO (yarn over) & draw yarn through chain/stitch

 

 

 

 

 

3. you now have 2 loops on hook
4. YO, & draw through both loops, dc (double crochet (US: sc, single crochet) made

 

 

 

 

 

5. you should have one loop on hook

 

 

 

 

 

 next stitch: insert hook under next chain then work from 2 to 5 in each chain across your foundation chain5

Subsequent rows: 1 ch, turn, work from 2 to 5, under both loops of each stitch across the row

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htr, half treble (US: hdc, half double crochet)

1. make required number of chains for your foundation chain, YO (yarn over), insert hook into 3rd ch from hook & draw up a loop, (3 loops on hook)
2. YO, & draw through all 3 loops on hook

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. you should have one loop left on hook – htr, half treble (US: hdc, half double crochet) made

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Stitch: insert hook under next chain then work from 2  across your foundation chain

Subsequent rows: 2 ch ((beginning-chain) this is the first stitch of the row & therefore must be counted & used as a stitch), turn, inset hook under both loops of next & draw up a loop, then work from 2 in each stitch across the row

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tr, treble (US: dc, double crochet)

2. YO, and draw through ch/stitch, (you have 3 loops on the hook), YO & draw through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook)
1. make required number of chains for your foundation chain,
YO (yarn over), insert hook into 4th ch from hook

 

 

 

 

 

4. you should have one loop left on hook
3. YO, & draw through last 2 loops on hook. tr, treble (US: dc, double crochet) made

 

 

 

 

 

 

next stitch: YO, insert hook under next chain then work from 2 to 5 in each chain across your foundation chain

Subsequent rows: 3 ch ((beginning-chain) this is the first stitch of the row & therefore must be counted & used as a stitch), turn, work from 2 to 5, under both loops of each stitch across the row

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dtr, double treble (US: tr, treble)

make required number of chains for your foundation chain,
1. YO (yarn over) twice,
2. insert the hook into the 5th ch from the hook, YO, & draw through chain/stitch; (you have 4 loops on the hook),
3. YO, and draw through 2 loops, 3 times (until 1 loop remains on hook) = dtr, double treble (US: tr, treble) made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next stitch: YO twice, insert the hook into next chain & repeat from 1. to 3. in each chain across

Subsequent rows: 4 ch ((beginning-chain) this is the first stitch of the row & therefore must be counted & used as a stitch), turn, work from 1 to 3, under both loops of each stitch across the row

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