When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.
Is slip stitch the same as single crochet?
An English single crochet (sc) would translate as a slip stitch (sl st) in American patterns. A treble crochet (tr) in a vintage pattern, such as those found in Weldon’s, would translate to a double crochet (dc) in current American patterns.
What counts as a stitch in crochet?
For any stitch other than the single crochet, the turning chain at the beginning of each row or round always counts as a stitch. For the single crochet stitch, you will chain 1 at the beginning of the row. In most cases, this chain 1 will not count as a stitch.
What is considered the first stitch in crochet?
Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a beginning or foundation chain. A slip knot is the first step in most crochet projects. We will begin by making a slip knot on the crochet hook about 6 inches from the free end of the yarn. You will first start by creating a loop with the yarn.
What is a half slip stitch in crochet?
The Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch. This stitch combines two stitches (the half double crochet and the slip stitch) to create a beautiful texture. I used it in my brand new pattern The Takeo Tank and it is gorgeous! Find the photo and video tutorial below.
Does turning chain count as a stitch?
Treble Crochet Turning Chain Explanation
This chain DOES count as a stitch, meaning you will skip the very first stitch (sometimes called a false stitch) and create your first treble crochet into the next stitch.
Why is my crochet blanket not straight?
The most obvious, and most common, reason that people fail to crochet straight edges is because they are putting too many or too few stitches into the row. Make sure that you count your stitches as you go and that they always add up to the correct number.
Why does my crochet get wavy?
There are several reasons why your crochet blanket is wavy. It can be the tension, the count is off, or the last stitch of the row is placed in the incorrect part of the stitch below. If you are sure that your count is correct, you also have to maintain the same tension on the yarn.
What is a slip stitch in sewing?
A slip stitch is an easy way to sew a seam from the outside of a garment or item (like pillows or stuffed animals). This stitch is usually used for hems when the seam should stay unseen.
Why are my crochet stitches uneven?
Your flat crochet is getting bigger or smaller because:
You’re not starting the row in the right place. You’re not ending the row in the right place. You’re skipping stitches along the row somewhere. You’re crocheting two stitches into one space, therefore adding stitches along the row somewhere.