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Basic crochet stitches use in Amigurumi crochet pattern

Basic Crochet Stitches use in Amigurumi Crochet Patterns

Abbreviations

UK crochet terms

ch = chain

dc = double crochet (US: single crochet or sc)

dc2tog (dc next 2 sts tog) decrease by one stitch

st = stitch

sl st= slip stitch

rnd = round

tog = together

 

Slip Knot

 

 

 

 

 

Chain Stitch (ch)

First make a slip knot then yarn over the hook and pull it through the loop. You’ve now made your first chain. Continue to repeat the steps above to create more chain stitches.

 

 

 

 

Double Crochet (dc)

Insert the hook into the next stitch (or chain), yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain). You will have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook. One double crochet (dc) has been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Crochet Increase (dc2 into next stitch)

Insert the hook into the next stitch (or chain), yarn over, and pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain). You will have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook (the first dc made). Insert the hook into the same stitch (or chain), yarn over, then pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain). You will have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops on the hook (the second dc made).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Crochet Decrease (dc next 2 stitches together or dc2tog)

Insert the hook into the next stitch (or chain), yarn over, pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain). You will have 2 loops on the hook, insert the hook into next st, yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch. You will have 3 loops on the hook, yarn over the hook and pull through 3 loops on the hook. Your ‘dc2tog’ has been made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working in Front Loops and working in Back Loops

 

 

 

 1.Working in Back Loops

To work in the back loop of a stitch, insert your hook underneath the back loop only and make the stitch as indicated.

The pictures below show working double crochet (dc) in back loops only. You will see free loops in the front (right side).

 

 

 

 

2.Working in Front Loops

To work in the front loop of a stitch, insert your hook underneath the front loop only and make the stitch as indicated.

The pictures below show working double crochet (dc) in front loops only. You will see free loops in the back (wrong side).

 

 

 

 

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Insert the hook into the next stitch (or chain), yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch (or chain) and a loop on the hook. One slip stitch (sl st) is made.

 

 

 

Fasten off

Cut the end of the yarn, leaving a length of 2-3 cm attached. If the pattern says “leave long end for sewing”, leave the yarn long enough for sewing to the other piece (about 30-40 cm). Put the yarn end through the loop and pull tight.