Beginner Crochet: Lesson 7: Learn to Crochet Quick Stitch Guide

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In Lesson 7:  Beginner Crochet I have provided a Quick Video for the Following Basic Stitches:

  • joining with a slip stitch
  • single crochet
  • half double crochet
  • double crochet
  • treble crochet
  • finishing off your yarn

This Lesson is designed as a quick reminder – so you can see how to make the basic stitches quickly! Without a lot of tips and tricks included. For the full videos and photo tutorials of each stitch (with tips and tricks) please view the previous lessons below. I have included the written instructions for each at the end of the post. To watch the video in HD please visit YouTube HERE.

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To review our previous lessons please visit:

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 1: Stitch Anatomy – The Starting Chain

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 2: Learn to Crochet – Single Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 3: Learn to Crochet – Half Double Crochet

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 4: Learn to Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 5: Learn to Crochet – Triple Crochet Stitch

Beginner Crochet: Lesson 6: Learn to Crochet – Slip Stitch

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How to Crochet: Quick Stitch Guide

BEGINNER LEVEL HOW TO CROCHET QUICK STITCH GUIDE LESSON 7

Tip: Unless the pattern instructions you are following indicate otherwise, crochet stitches are worked under both loops of the stitch (i.e. the front and back loops).

Slip Stitch

Slip Stitch (sl st): Insert your hook into the specified stitch. Yarn over the hook and pull up a loop and pull the same loop through the loop on your hook.

Single Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet (sc): Insert your hook under both loops (the front and back loop) of the stitch indicated; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop (you now have 2 loops on the hook); yarn over the hook and pull through both loops on the hook.

Half Double Crochet Stitch

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. You now have 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through all three loops on the hook.

Double Crochet Stitch

Double Crochet (dc):  Yarn over the hook. Insert your hook into the specified stitch; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop. There are three loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through two of the loops on your hook. Two loops remain on the hook. Yarn over the hook and draw through the remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet Stitch

Treble Crochet (tr) or Triple Stitch(tr): Yarn over the hook 2 times. Insert your hook into the specified stitch and yarn over the hook. Pull up 1 loop. You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook. You now have 3 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through 2 of the loops on your hook.  You now have 2 loops on your hook.  Yarn over the hook and pull through the remaining 2 loops on your hook to complete the stitch.


For a handy printable table with all the basic terms please see this post: Basic Crochet Terms Translated


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Crochet Hook pictured in the video: Clover Amour Crochet Hook

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5 Comments

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