Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How-To Tuesday: Double Crochet & Slip stitch + Bonus Pattern!

Ah, another Tuesday!  I hope you're all sharing the blog with your friends and thinking about what you're going to do with your cute legwarmers!  ;)  Ready for another lesson in the art of crochet?

Double Crochet - DC

You're going to start crocheting into the 3rd chain from the hook.

Insert hook in the 3rd chain from the hook

Yarn over

Pull up one loop (leaving 3 loops on the hook)

Yarn over again

Pull up 2 loops (leaving 2 loops on the hook)

Yarn over again

Pull up 2 loops (leaving one loop on the hook) Double crochet is finished!
Slip Stitch - Sl st

A slip stitch is very easy.  I made a video tutorial, but I can explain it very easily as well.  Insert your hook where the stitch is to be made.  Yarn over and pull through both loops, leaving only 1 loop on hook.  Slip stitch done.  :)

How about a super-duper easy pattern for the little girl in your life?

Toddler Girl's Striped Legwarmers

*H Hook
*Red Heart Yarn in Black and Orange (or whatever colors you'd like to stripe!)

Begin with color 1 (For me, that was black)
Ch 25.  Join with sl st in first ch.
R1: Ch 2.  DC in each ch around.  Join with sl st in top of first DC.  Tie off, snip end.
R2-R13: Change colors.  Ch 2.  DC in each ch around.  Join with sl st in top of first DC. Tie off, snip end.

**TIP** When changing colors, you get a lot of little loose ends that can be super annoying to weave in at the end.  I have an easy fix for that.  You can cover them up as you go along by crocheting over them!  Make your first round of DC and join, as directed.   After you snip off the end, lay that end on top of your row.  As you crochet, you'll stitch right over the end, hiding it and holding it in place.  :)


  1. This is GREAT! Thank for sharing the tutorial. I just started learning how to crochet about two weeks ago, so this is terrific! I need all the help I can get. lol I'm a new GFC follower. I found you from the bloggin gals group on fb... I'm Shabby Digitals aka Connie Green lol

    So glad I checked out your blog!!

    Hugs, Connie :)

  2. Connie, be sure to stick around if you're interested in learning! I post a new tutorial video every Tuesday, and you can find them all by clicking under the label "How-To Tuesdays" if you want to go straight to the videos! Glad to have you along for the adventure! ;)