Standing Stitch

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Have you ever heard of standing stitch? It’s a great technique for all of you, who like their projects nice and clean. 

 

STANDING STITCH IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TURNING CHAIN

 

What is a standing stitch?

It’s is an alternative to turning chain, and basically removes the need for it. You can add it to anywhere you like in your crochet project, usually by interweaving a yarn of a different color. Although we don’t have to start at the beginning of the row, this is most often the case. The use of the standing stitch does not require us to make a turning chain, we can immediately place this stitch anywhere we like.

Why is it so cool?

If you are working in rounds, you don’t see where one round ends and the next begins. Contrary to chain stitches, this one looks exactly the same as your other stitches, so it becomes invisible.

It comes in handy if you want to add new row in the middle of another. With standing stitches you don’t have to start at the beginning, because it’s easy to add anywhere you like it to be.

You can turn any basic stitch into a standing stitch!

How to do it?

Example 1: single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK) 

  • make a slip knot.
  • insert your hook into a stitch you want to start.
  • yarn over, pull up a loop – you now have 2 loops on the hook.
  • pull through both loops.

Example 2: half double crochet (US) / half treble (UK)

  • make a slip knot and yarn over once. Keep the slip knot with your finger, so it doesn’t slide on your hook.
  • insert your hook into a stitch you want to start.
  • yarn over, pull up a loop – you now have 3 loops on the hook.
  • pull through all 3 loops.

Example 3: double crochet (US) / treble (UK)

  • make a slip knot and yarn over once. Keep the slip knot with your finger, so it doesn’t slide on your hook.
  • insert your hook into a stitch you want to start.
  • yarn over, pull up a loop – you now have 3 loops on the hook.
  • pull through the first 2 loops, then through another two.

After making your standing stitch, please continue making the next stitches in the traditional manner. Just yarn over the required number of times and make further stitches in the standard way.

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