Kristin’s Crochet Stitch Glossary

Here is a reference of stitch definitions, technique descriptions and some useful tips. Please enjoy with our compliments. This is an archival effort, so content will continually grow.

Basic Stitches

Slip Knot:
Make a loop; hook another loop through it. Tighten gently and slide the knot up to the hook.

Chain Stitch (ch):
Wrap the yarn over the hook in a counterclockwise direction. Draw the yarn through to form a new loop without tightening the previous one.

Slip Stitch (sl st):
A slip stitch usually joins a round, or both ends of a row of chain stitches. Insert hook into joining stitch. Wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front. Draw the yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook.
Single crochet (sc):
Insert the hook into the work (or second chain from hook), wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the work only. Wrap the yarn again and draw it through both loops. *RV=1

Reverse single crochet (RSC):
*Insert crochet hook into first stitch to the right, yarn over hook, pull loop of yarn to front of work, yarn over hook, and pull through both loops on hook*. Repeat from * to * until all stitches are worked.

Half-double crochet (hdc):
Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the work (or third chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through all three loops on hook *RV=2

Double crochet (dc):
Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the work (or fourth chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the first two loops only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the last two loops on the hook. *RV=3

Treble crochet (tr):
Wrap the yarn over the hook twice and insert the hook into the work (or fifth chain from hook). Wrap the yarn over the hook, draw through the work and wrap again. Draw through the first 2 loops only and wrap the yarn again. Draw through the next two loops only and wrap the yarn again; draw through the last two loops. *RV=4

Double treble crochet (dtr):
Wrap the yarn over the hook 3 times and insert the hook into the work (or sixth chain from hook). *Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw it through 2 loops.* Repeat from * to * 3 times to complete the double treble. *RV=5

Longer Crochet Stitches:
For example, Triple Treble (ttr) , Quadruple Treble (quadtr), Quintuple Treble (quintr), etc. are made by wrapping the yarn 3, 4, 5, etc. times over the hook at the beginning and b y wrapping and drawing through two loops as often as required to complete the stitch.

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