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This is a free tutorial to crochet the Yarn Over Slip Stitch. The tutorial has both step-by-step photos and a video tutorial.
If you ever wanted to create a knit look using crochet then this stitch is for you. There are many stitches in crochet that allow you to get a knit-like look, so the yarn over slip stitch which is also known as the half double crochet slip stitch is just another one. But it’s so unique and special, I want to make sure you know how to crochet it.
You can use this stitch for many different types of projects, but I designed a free pattern for you using this stitch.
Now, are you ready to learn this fun stitch?
Table of contents
- Knit Look Crochet Stitches
- Yarn over slip stitch- Video Tutorial
- How to: Crochet Yarn Over Slip Stitch – Photo Tutorial
- What Projects can I use the Yarn Over Slip Stitch for?
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
Knit Look Crochet Stitches
The yarn over slip stitch, aka half double crochet slip stitch, is one of many stitches that look knit-like but are actually crocheted.
Here are a few more crochet stitches that also create a knit look:
Yarn over slip stitch- Video Tutorial
This stitch is also known as the Half Double Crochet Slip Stitch.
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How to: Crochet Yarn Over Slip Stitch
– Photo Tutorial
In order to see the way the yarn over slip stitch, aka half double crochet slip stitch, is made, be sure to check out both the video and photo tutorial to understand it the best.
Let’s grab your crochet hook – I used a 4.0mm Furls Crochet Odyssey Hook – and your yarn – I used a worsted weighted yarn – to practice this fun double crochet-inspired stitch.
Crochet a Chain
You can use any chain number you like for this stitch. The half double crochet slip stitch is abbreviated as HDC SL ST. Remember it’s also more commonly known as the yarn over slip stitch (yo sl st).
Crocheting the yo sl st
To get started, insert the hook into the 2nd ch from the hook and yarn over.
Now pull the yarn through. Here is now where the hdc sl st differs from from the normal hdc.
Now instead of yarning over again, you’ll pull the last loop all the way through the first 2 loops on the hook. You now made a yo sl st.
Easier way to crochet the Yo Sl St
If you have trouble pulling the last loop through the first 2 loops, just twist your hook backwards a bit and it pulls through the loops easier.
Finish Crochet the Yo Sl St Row
Now continue crocheting this fun and fast stitch until the end of the row. Then turn. You can skip the turning chain if you like to create smoother edges or crochet one turning chain.
Crochet the Knit Look using Yo Sl St in blo
In order to create the knit look of the yarn over slip stitch, aka half double crochet slip stitch, simply crochet this stitch in each row in the back loop only (blo). You can see how it creates this beautiful knit look texture that also has a nice stretch.
What Projects can I use the Yarn Over Slip Stitch for?
This yarn over slip stitch, aka half double crochet slip stitch, would be an ideal stitch for a blanket, hats, scarves, and even cardigans, or any other crochet project you might want to make.
However, if you fancy a quick project just to try and practice this crochet stitch and make a quick dishcloth or washcloth or even a potholder.
In fact, I used this gorgeous yo sl st to make this beautiful Knit Look Crochet Hat. It’s a quick and fun crochet project. Hope you give it a try.
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