How To Crochet the Purl Slip Stitch

I love using super easy crochet stitches, and today I want to share this gorgeous crochet Purl Slip Stitch that is so much fun. It creates a fabric that looks a lot like knitting and it could make a great stitch for a wide variety of projects. If you’ve seen knit garter stitch or purl stitches, this appears so very similar! I could see this used with scarves, blankets and even kitchen ware like hot pads or washcloths.  If you know how to make a chain and slip stitch, you will be able to learn this without any problems at all!

Check out my YouTube Purl Slip Stitch video tutorial here:

Click the image to view – How To Crochet The Purl Slip Stitch Video

The pattern for the Purl Slip Stitch is simply a two row repeat:

Chain any number of stitches (Here, I’m using We Are Knitters Wool and a 12.0mm crochet hook)

Row 1 Slip stitch across the row

Row 2 Slip stitch in the back loop only across the row, chain 1, turn

Row 3 Slip stitch in the front loop only across the row, chain 1 turn

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as you’d like your piece to measure.

Isn’t that easy?

There are a few things to keep in mind as you work this stitch. It does tend to get tight as you go, so make sure to crochet loosely and use a larger hook than you might normally use.  Also, it’s very easy to miss the last stitch of the row as it gets a bit “buried”.  Be sure you count your stitches on each row to ensure that you don’t have to frog all of your beautiful work!


I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about this stitch. I had a lot of fun playing around with the texture.

What would you make with this stitch pattern?  I’d love to hear about it!

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  1. Wow, I love this! I am knitting a monster log cabin blanket (all garter stitch, goal being to fit a queen-sized bed), and I want to make a border at the end, but I have struggled to convince myself that picking up stitches along all four sides would be manageable. This stitch would allow me to crochet the edges instead and would blend quite well with the blanket! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  2. Hi I wanted to know if the pattern would work for a sport yarn. It will be a toddler blanket. Or would you share with me a different stitch if it would work better. Thank you so much for your time and help.

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