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Learn to Crochet Left Handed - The Stitches

 

LEARN TO CROCHET - LEFT HANDED

The Stitches

 

INDEX

This is an excerpt from the Book - Learn to Crochet.  Click here to buy the full book.

SLIP STITCH (sl st)

slstlh.gifSlip stitching is used to move across the row without creating depth and to join rounds in circular crocheting.

 

 

Insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the stitch next to the hook, thread over and draw it through the stitch AND the loop on the hook in one movement.

 

 

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DOUBLE CROCHET (dc)

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Make a length of chain, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 2nd chain from the hook. (Fig 12)

 

 

 

 

Thread over. (Fig 13)

 

 

 

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Draw it through the chain, there are now two loops on the hook. (Fig 14)

 

 

 

 

Thread over. (Fig 15)

 

 

 

Draw through the two loops, one loop will remain on the hook. One double crochet (dc) now completed. (Fig 16)

For next dc, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next stitch and repeat as before.

 

 

 

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HALF TREBLE (htr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 3rd ch from the hook (Fig 17).

 

 

 

 

Thread over, and draw it through this ch. There are now three loops on the hook, thread over (Fig 18), and draw it through all three loops, one loop will remain on the hook.

 

 

 

One half treble (1htr) completed (Fig 19).

 

 

For the next htr, thread over, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next ch and repeat as before.

 

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TREBLE (tr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 4th ch from the hook (Fig 20).

 

 

 

 

Thread over, and draw it through this ch. There are now 3 loops on the hook, thread over (Fig 21).

 

 

 

 

Now draw it through 2 loops, 2 loops will remain on the hook, thread over (Fig 22).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now draw it through the remaining 2 loops, 1 loop will remain on the hook. One treble (1tr) completed (Fig 23).

For the next tr, thread over, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next ch and repeat as before.

 

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DOUBLE TREBLE (dtr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over twice, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 5th ch from the hook, thread over, and draw it through the ch. There are now 4 loops on the hook, thread over, and draw it through 2 loops, 3 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 2 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through the remaining 2 loops, 1 loop will remain on the hook. One double treble (1dtr) now completed.

For next dtr, thread over twice, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next ch and repeat as before (Fig 24).

 

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TRIPLE TREBLE (triptr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over three times, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 6th ch from the hook, thread over, and draw it through the ch. There are now 5 loops on the hook, thread over, and draw it through 2 loops, 4 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 3 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 2 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through the remaining 2 loops, 1 loop will remain on the hook. One triple treble (triptr) now completed.

For next triptr, thread over three times, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next ch and repeat as before (Fig 25).

 

 

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QUADRUPLE TREBLE (quadtr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over four times, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 7th ch from the hook, thread over, and draw it through the ch. There are now 6 loops on the hook, thread over, and draw it through 2 loops, 5 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 4 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 3 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 2 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through the remaining 2 loops, 1 loop will remain on the hook. One quadruple treble (1quadtr) now completed.

For the next quadtr, thread over four times, insert the hook under the two top threads of the next ch and repeat as before (Fig 26).

 

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QUINTUPLE TREBLE (quintr)

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Make a length of chain, thread over five times, insert the hook from the front, under the two top threads of the 8th ch from the hook, thread over, and draw it through the ch. There are now 7 loops on the hook, thread over, and draw it through 2 loops, 6 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 5 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 4 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 3 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through 2 loops, 2 loops will remain on the hook, thread over again, and draw it through the remaining 2 loops, 1 loop will remain on the hook. One quintuple treble (1quintr) now completed.

For next quintuple tr, thread over five times, insert the hook under the 2 top threads of the next ch and repeat as before (Fig 27).

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