How to Crochet - Making a Slip Stitch (abbreviated as sl st)

sl st = slip stitch

A slip stitch has very little height. It is used to join stitches that are worked in rounds such as a granny square. It is also used to travel to another part of a row without producing any visible stitches (such as indenting an armhole on a sweater). 

Making a Slip Stitch Step 1


To work a slip stitch into a chain stitch, first make a foundation chain of desired length, insert hook in last chain of foundation chain. 

Making a Slip Stitch Step 2
Yarn over, draw yarn through chain and the loop on your hook in one motion (slip stitch made). 
Making a Slip Stitch Step 3

To work a slip stitch in a row stitches (single crochet stitches pictured), insert hook under the top 2 loops of the next stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch and the loop on your hook in one motion (slip stitch made).