Monday, November 29, 2010

How to Do a Chain Stitch

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The chain stitch is the simplest of all crochet stitches. I have yet to find a crochet pattern that does not include a chain stitch. The chain stitch is used to turn at the end of rows and on the base of many crochet projects. The abbreviation for this stitch is "ch" and the abbreviation for a "yarn over" is "yo".

How to Make a Slip Knot

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Many people just tie a knot around their crochet hook when beginning a crochet project, but this is lumpy and tends to stick out in the final product. Here are three methods of creating a slip knot. To test any slip knot you can pull both the working yarn and the tail, if the loop disappears then it was done correctly.