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The Purl Slip Stitch is an easy crochet stitch that looks like it is knit, but it is crochet! It is the perfect crochet stitch to satisfy those “wish I could knit” cravings.
This stitch is made up primarily of slip stitches that are worked in the front and back loops of the stitches below.
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The resulting fabric is one that is dense, but that also has a little bit of stretch. I could see it working very well as a ribbing in a hat, mitten or sweater.
While it is the front side of this fabric that gives it its name because it looks like a knit purl stitch, the backside of the fabric is also very pretty as well! Check out the video tutorial below to see what I mean.
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Purl Slip Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to chain two and turn your work.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
For this stitch pattern you can use any number of stitches.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 21 chain stitches.
Slip stitch into the second chain from your hook and into each chain all the way across. Chain one and turn your work.
Working in the back loop only, slip stitch into each stitch all the way across. Chain one and turn your work.
Working in the front loop only, slip stitch in each stitch all the way across. Chain one and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the remainder of the pattern, repeat rows two and three. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you for stopping by! If you enjoyed this stitch tutorial, your may also wish to check out the tutorial for the Alternate Stitch | How to Crochet.
See you next week!