Tubular Crochet Tutorial: Connecting the Chain with Slip Stitch

In tubular crochet, the next step after completing the number of chains a pattern calls for is to connect the chain with a slip stitch. Our first series of beginner crochet patterns uses this simple method to teach you to crochet. The best thing about tubular crochet is you don’t need to keep track of rows, thus leaving your mind free to concentrate on stitches.

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

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connecting chain-01First, make sure the right side of the chain is facing you. When held horizontally, the chain should look like sideways “V’s”.

connecting chain-02The other side, or the wrong side, of the chain has a ridge along the middle.

connecting chain-03After making sure your chain is straight, insert hook into the first chain made.

connecting chain-04Hook inserted into first chain made. Two loops on hook.

connecting chain-05Yarn over hook (yoh).

connecting chain-06Pull the yoh through both loops on hook.

connecting chain-07One loop on hook. Your chain is now connected!

The next step in tubular crochet is to single crochet in each chain loop.

Tubular crochet patterns:
Coffee Cozy

Cinch Hat


5 thoughts on “Tubular Crochet Tutorial: Connecting the Chain with Slip Stitch”

  1. This is so good to hear! We really want feedback on our tutorials. Thanks for reading! (p.s. I love that yarn! It’s “I Love This Cotton” from Hobby Lobby)


  2. I love crocheting! This is a nice lesson, it’s easy to follow and has nice pictures. 🙂 The yarn used for this tutorial is very pretty!


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