How to Make Foundation Crochet Stitch


Make Foundation Ch To Work Each Of The Following Sts Slip Stitch-Insert hook in second st from hook, thread over and, with one motion, draw through both the st and lp on hook. The sl st is used for joining, when an invisible st is desired or to give a tight finish along an edge. Single Crochet-Insert hook in second st from hook, thread over and pull through st (2 lps on hook), thread over and pull through both lps on hook. For second and all successive rows of sc, ch 1 to turn work. To begin from other end, insert hook in top of next st, picking up both lps of st. When only the back Ip is picked up it forms a rib and is often referred to as a rib st (sometimes called slipper st). Half or Short Double Crochet-Thread over, insert hook in third st from hook, draw thread through (3 Ips on hook), thread over and pull through all lps at once. For succeeding rows, ch 2 to turn. Double Crochet-Thread over, insert hook in fourth st from hook, draw thread through (3 lps on hook), thread over and pull through 2 lps on hook, thread over and pull through last 2 lps. For succeeding rows, ch 3 (counts as a dc) to turn, work next dc in second dc of previous rowTreble Crochet-Thread over twice, insert hook in 5th st from hook, draw thread through (4 Ips on hook), thread over hook, pull through 2 Ips, thread over, pull through 2 Ips, thread over, pull through 2 lps. For succeeding rows, ch 4 (counts as a tr), turn and work next tr in second tr of previous row. Joined Treble-Make a ch desired length, turn, sk 3 sts. tr in next st, * ch 2, tr in same place where last tr was made (hold last lp of each tr on hook), sk 2 sts, tr in next st (3 lps on hook), thread over and draw through all lps on hook for a joined tr; repeat from *. Cross Treble Stitch (also called K stitch) : Ch for desired length, thread over twice, insert in 5th st from hook, * work off 2 Ips, thread over, sk 2 sts, insert in next st and work off all Ips on needle two at a time, ch 2, dc in center of st to complete cross. Thread over twice, insert in next st, and repeat from *. Double Treble-Thread over hook three times, insert hook in sixth st from hook, work off 2 lps at a time, as you did for a tr, until st is completed. Ch 5 to turn for next row. Triple Treble- Thread over hook 4 times, work off 2 lps at a time same as for a tr. Ch 6 to turn for next row. To Increase-Work 2 sts in one st. To Decrease – Draw up a lp through each of the next 2 sts, thread over and draw through 3 Ips to make one sc. For a dc dec, dc in each of 2 sts, retaining last Ip of each dc on hook (3 Ips on hook), thread over and pull through all 3 lps at once.

 

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