Crochet stitches Crocheting is a method of working interlocking loops or stitches with a hook, and forming a strong, long wearing fabric.
All letters in brackets indicate abbreviations used in instructions. Make a slip loop in thread, insert hook in loop, and draw yarn through. Continue to draw yarn through each new loop formed until chain is the length desired.
Single Crochet (sc).
Make a chain the length required, turn, insert the hook in 2ndch. from hook and draw yarn through it, yarn over and through both loops on hook. Continue to work in this way in each ch. to end of Row.
2nd Row-Turn the work, Ch. 1, * insert the hook in top of next st., taking up both threads, yarn over and draw through st., having 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and through both loops on hook. Repeat from * across Row. Repeat 2nd Row for remainder of work.
Half Double Crochet (h dc).
Make a chain the length required, turn, yarn over hook, insert hook in 3rd Ch. from hook * and draw up a loop. Yarn over hook and through 3 loops. Yarn over, insert hook in next st.; repeat from * in each Ch. to other end of work. A new Row is begun with Ch. 2 after turning.
Double Crochet (Dc)
Work a chain, yarn over hook, insert hook in 4th Ch. from hook *, draw up a loop, yarn over hook and through 2 loops, yarn over hook and through 2 loops; yarn over hook, insert hook in next st. Repeat from * across Row.
Treble Crochet (Tr c.)
Treble crochet is made in the same way as double crochet, but take the yarn twice over the hook, instead of once. Work the loops off the hook as follows: yarn over and through 2, over and through 2, over and through 2.
Work 2 sts. in one st.
Crocheted Slip Stitch.
Insert the hook in next st, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Draw up a loop through each of the next 2 sts, yarn over and through 3 loops on hook; or, skip 1 st.
CROCHETED BELT: Make a Ch. the desired length, then work around Ch. in Sc., increasingat corners. Continue in this manner until belt is desired width. Face with matching grosgrain ribbon.
Beading or Filet Mesh.
Make one double crochet in 8th Ch. from hook, * Ch. 2, skip 2 sts, one double crochet in next st., repeat f rom * across Row. Filet Mesh is a succession of rows of spaces, each double crochet being worked over a double crochet of the preceding Row. To turn, Ch. 5.