This post was long overdue. You have been asking me to teach how to crochet a half double slip stitch or as others like to call it a yarn over slip stitch. So in todays post, i will explain how we start a half double slip stitch, how to increase a half double slip stitch and how to decrease a half double slip stitch.
After this, you will love this knit look stitch. I have worked a lot of crochet sweaters, crochet tops, crochet cardigans and beanies, even blankets using this yarn over slip stitch. And i still love it.
Crochet A Half Double Slip Stitch
One of my favourite things abuot the yarn over slip stitch is how it does not have too many rules attached to it. You can work this stitch using any number of chains you desire.
The end results will be a beautiful crochet knit look garment.
A list of crochet projects i have made using this knit look stitch are:
- Crochet sunshine cardigan
- Oversized Cardigan
- Duster Cardigan
- Everyday Crop Cardigan
- Fishermn Crochet Cardigan
- Stripped Crop Cardigan
- Distressed Crop Cardigan
- Multi-colour block sweater
- Colour-block turtleneck sweater
- Fisherman turtleneck sweater
- Men’s Crochet sweater
- Crop sweater
- V-neck sweater
- Daylight sweater
- Crocher crop sweater
How To Increase A Crochet Half Double Slip Stitch
Increasing a yarn over slip stitchis exactly the same as increasing a regular crochet stitch. All you do is place more than one half double slip stitch in one stitch.
And just like that, you have increased.
How to decrease a half double slip stitch
Half double slip stitch two stitches together. You start a half double slip stitch as normal, before you finish it, insert your hookinto the next stitch, this should leave you with four loops on the crochet hook, slip stitch to finish.
And just like that, you have decreased.
Best Yarn For A Crochet Half Double Slip Stitch
The best yarn in working a yarn over slip stitch from my ecperienve is a DK weight yarn and a worsted weight yarn.
If i was to pick between the two, i would go for the worsted weight yarn.
The stitch can be rather fine, and so taking longer to finish than would a double crochet or half double crochet stitch. So i prefer usng a worsted weight yarn.
13 st in14 rows =4”X4”
Is a half double slip stitch easy?
It can be challenging at the beginning, but once you practice a few rows, you will get the hang of it.
Tips on working the yarn over slip stitch
- Use a worsted weight yarn, the bigger the yarn, the easier
- pinch the midle loop to finish the stitch inorder to make it easier
- Turn the crochet hook upside down to finish the stitch with ease
- Chain one to start a new row, (chain 1 does not count as a stitch)
- work in the back loops to get the knit look