I’m trying to learn crochet, and I’ve got the first bit down. I can make the chain and slip stitch one row onto it, but I can’t figure out how to proceed making just a simple square of slip-stitch. How do I turn around and make my second row?
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I’m not sure if by slip stitch you mean single crochet or not. But I can give you a quick lesson on how to move to any row.
#1 At the beginning of any new row you need to make a chain to bring your hook up to the appropriate level for whatever stitch you’re making.
slip stitch = 0, you’d just turn the work around and continue to slip stitch across in the other direction. This stitch done continually will create a rather thick firm fabric. Not recommended for a pattern other than a pot holder maybe.
single crochet = 1 ch, sc across in each stitch
half double crochet = 2 ch, skip first stitch (because ch2 will count as first hdc) and hdc across
double crochet = 2-3 depending on what yarn you’re using. Skip first stitch and continue dc across row
treble crochet = 3-4 depending on yarn…
So on and so forth. If you wanted to you can make a stitch as long as 10 yo (I’ve seen them in patterns!). You just have to stick to the rule of thumb I’ve given above. Crochet is simple and once you’ve learned the fundamentals you’ll be able to create your own patterns with ease.