Experienced crocheters have this down... so this video is for all the newbies! Skipping stitches is super easy - but if you've never done it before, reading it in your crochet pattern instructions might give you pause. So here's a quick video tutorial to fill you in on how to skip stitches in crochet!
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How to Skip Stitches in Crochet: Video Tutorial
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So as you saw in the video... "skip X sts" literally means to skip over than number of stitches! When you see skip in a pattern, it might be spelled out, or it might be abbreviated "sk." Usually you'll make some number of chains before you start crocheting into the previous row or round again, but not always - so be sure to always read your instructions carefully.
Chaining and then skipping stitches is a great way to make button holes (skip just a few), clutch handles (skip a few more), tote bag straps (skip a whole bunch) - and armpits in top down yoke sweaters (click here to see the tutorial for that technique).
If you're new to crochet, I hope this video has helped you out! I've gotten several emails recently asking me how to skip stitches, so you're not alone if this instruction has tripped you up. And now you can take on even more amazing crochet projects - one step at a time!