However, there are two further taller stitches, UK double treble (US treble) and UK triple treble (US double treble) which I thought would be useful to take you through as they are often used in lace crochet.
This ‘half’ business sounds complicated doesn’t it? Don’t worry, it’s fine. The steps below will have you half trebling (if you’re using UK terminology; abbreviation = htr) or half doubling (for our US hookers; abbreviation = hdb) in no time! The fabric produced with this stitch is great for baby garments as it is still firm like the UK double (US single), but a little softer to touch.
1. Once you’ve made your foundation chain, wrap your yarn around your hook then insert it into the 3rd chain from the hook.
As you will of probably guessed from the title, in the UK we call this a double stitch (abbreviation = dc) and our US friends call it a single stitch (abbreviation = sc). This stitch makes a firm, dense fabric which is why it’s good for making toys and containers. Continue reading →
The Slip Stitch is the shortest crochet stitch and is used to join in new yarn, turn chain stitches into foundation rings and for moving ‘invisibly’ across your piece of work to get your yarn to where you want it.
It’s pretty similar to the chain stitch so you should have it mastered in no time! Continue reading →