Slip Stitch (ss)

Standard term:  Slip Stitch

Standard abbreviation:  ss

Notes:
Used as an almost invisible way to move along to the next stitch or a new place in the work.

Also to join the beginning and end of the work when crocheting in rounds.










Tutorial (Moving place):


1.  Get to the point where you would like to make your slip stitch.

I am using a different colour yarn so that you can see the slip stitches against the original fabric.
2.  Insert the hook into the stitch (or chain space) and wrap the yarn around the hook.
3.  Pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain space) and the loop on the hook.
4.  The slip stitch is complete.












Example:

 Slip stitches are used to move along half way along the work to the point where crochet stitches need to be made.
When made in the same colour, the slip stitches blend in with the work.











Tutorial (Joining rounds):


 1.  When all the stitches from a round have been made it is usually necessary to join the beginning and end of the round.
 2.  The slip stitch needs to be made into the first stitch of the round.  This is usually a number of chains in place of the first stitch.  The slip stitch is made by inserting the hook into the top of these chains.
 3.  Wrap the yarn around the hook.
 4.  Pull the yarn through the chain and through the loop already on the hook.
5.  The slip stitch is complete and the round has been joined to complete the circle.











Example:

When made in the same colour the join blends in with the work.