Seaming two pieces of crochet together using slip stitches is exactly the same as seaming them together using single crochet – the only difference being, of course, the stitch used. And they’re both super easy once you know how it’s done! So watch and learn!
Slip Stitch and Single Crochet Seaming Video Tutorial
Slip Stitch & Single Crochet Seaming Photo Tutorial
Both slip stitch and single crochet seaming create a decorative, visible seam. With the slip stitch, the pieces that you’re crocheting together form the peak of the seam, whereas with single crochet, it’s the single crochet stitches that form the visible ridge. The advantage of these methods is that they are as as fast and easy as the stitches themselves – and just as easy to frog if you make a mistake.
As with the Mattress Stitch and Whip Stitch Seaming, you’ll want to hold your pieces to be seamed together, as if sandwiched. You’ll want the RS or the WS of both together – depending on what your pattern calls for. And you’ll want to hold the seam together in several places to make sure you’re working evenly if you’re not working stitch for stitch.
This tutorial features Lion Brand LB Cotton Bamboo and a US – H, 5mm hook.
Step 1: Insert your hook in the first st of both pieces.
Step 2: Work a slip stitch.
Step 3: Work a single crochet (shown) OR slip stitch in that first stitch.
Step 4: Insert hook in the next st of both pieces, and continue working stitch of choice along the seam.
And now you know how to work single crochet seaming and slip stitch seaming! Easy as can be. What’s your favorite seaming method? Share in the comments!