When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.
What is the first chain in crochet?
Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a beginning or foundation chain. A slip knot is the first step in most crochet projects. We will begin by making a slip knot on the crochet hook about 6 inches from the free end of the yarn. You will first start by creating a loop with the yarn.
Does a slip stitch count as a stitch crochet?
When you work a slip sttich in crochet, you are simply drawing up a loop and pulling that loop through the one on your hook. It does not add height to the project and does not count as a stitch.
Is a slip stitch the same as a single crochet?
An English single crochet (sc) would translate as a slip stitch (sl st) in American patterns. A treble crochet (tr) in a vintage pattern, such as those found in Weldon’s, would translate to a double crochet (dc) in current American patterns.
Does the first loop count as a stitch knitting?
Easy – just count the number of loops on your LH needle. The slipknot you made first counts as a stitch. TENSION: Don’t pull tightly on the new loop after placing it on the LH needle, or the stitch will be too tight for you to insert your needle into it when you knit the next row.