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10 Most Common Stitches for Crocheting

English abbreviations English 中文
R round Number of segments/turns
st stitch Contacts
ch chain stitch Lock stitch
sc single crochet short needle
slst or ss slip stitch lead
inc increase (single crochet twice in the same stitch) Short needle plus needle
December decrease (single crochet two stitches together)
single crochet 2 together
Short stitch reduction stitch
hdc half double crochet medium length needle
dc double crochet long needle
tc triple crochet long needle

short needle

The shortest stitch can produce a tighter structure. Usually the standing stitch at the beginning does not count as 1 stitch, and every time after that when counting knitting needles, the needle of the previous short stitch passes through two threads.

medium length needle

The medium-long needle is between the height of the short needle and the long needle. Start with 2 stitches as the height, and then start hooking from the next stitch (that is, the 3rd stitch). For medium-length needles, first hang a thread on the needle, then pull the two threads through the knitted fabric together, and continue knitting.

long needle

Long needles are the most commonly used needle method. There is one more standing stitch than the medium-long needle, that is, 3 stitches should be set as the height at the beginning, hang a thread on the needle, and then pass two threads through the 5th stitch and do 2 pull-outs.

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