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Tutorial: Slip Stitch

The slip stitch is used to add stitches without adding height to a row. In this case, it is used on the coffee cozy (and Tubular Crochet) to taper off the final row to create a clean line at the end.

Like the simple chain, it is easy to make your slip stitches too tight. Think loose. If you can’t seem to make them loose, try a slightly larger hook. The hook will need to fit into the previous stitches worked with a smaller hook.

If you need assistance with other stitches, please refer to our previous tutorials (see tab above).

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1. Photo shows last single crochet made.

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2. Insert hook into stitch under both loops and yarn over hook.

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3. Pull yarn through the stitch.

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4. Pull the loop on the left through the loop on the right (Left handed: pull the loop on the right through the loop on the left).

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5. One loop remains on hook and one slip stitch completed.

Next step in Tubular Crochet: Finish off and tie

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