Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tutorial: Seamless Single Crochet Supplement

** EDIT:  I have created a new tutorial for seamless single crochet which is a simpler and much better  technique.  Don't use this one. :) **

This is a a supplement to the Seamless Single Crochet Tutorial.  Here I show you, step by step how to make the last slip stitch of a row, turn your item clockwise, and make the first deep single crochet.  I show this for when you are starting on the outside of your item and from the inside of your item.

Starting From Inside Your Item (text is above its corresponding photo)

1) In the first image, the last stitch of the row has been completed.  In the second image, I have placed a small piece of white yarn in the space between the last stitch and the first stitch.



2) Slip stitch in the first stitch of the row and chain one.  Hold your hook (it should not move) and rotate your item clockwise 180 degrees.  The direction is indicated by the red arrows.



3) Now you are looking at the outside of your item.  Insert your hook in the same space where the white piece of yarn is.



4) Complete the deep single crochet.  The second image shows you how the first single crochet is just a little deeper than the subsequent single crochet stitches.



Starting From Outside Your Item (text is above its corresponding photo)

1) In the first image, the last stitch of the row has been completed.  In the second image, I have placed a small piece of white yarn in the space between the last stitch and the first stitch.



2) Slip stitch in the first stitch of the row and chain one.  Hold your hook (it should not move) and rotate your item clockwise 180 degrees.  The direction is indicated by the red arrows.



3) Now you are looking at the inside of your item.  Insert your hook in the same space where the white piece of yarn is.



4) Complete the deep single crochet.  The second image shows you how the first single crochet is just a little deeper than the subsequent single crochet stitches.


18 Comments leave a comment


Laura Bucci said ...
Hi Alice, I'm curious about what you've got around your crochet hook. Is it covered with a foam sleeve? More comfortable?
10/27/2007 6:44 PM

futuregirl said ...
Yes, it's one of these:

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/072313.html

I use them on all my hooks. If I don't, the palms of my hands feel bruised from the hook rubbing against me. Sometimes my elbow and shoulder will hurt, too. These things are awesome. When the side closest to the hook wears away too much, I take them off and turn them around. They last forever.
10/27/2007 6:47 PM

Cristina said ...
This tutorial is perfect!
Good job as always ;)
I always made a chain to go up, so i'm going to try your way of beginnig the row. THANK YOU!
For your patiente in doing all these photos and work on them with all those desings.
10/29/2007 10:29 AM

shannon said ...
This is great. You should make a video from start and skip to finish. I only say this because I can't seem to figure out how to getting it going. I know you said you did not do the rounds but when I tried it a different way the sc seemed to look funny. Oh well.

Great work as usual! ooohhh ! Next puchase: Seahorse :)
11/2/2007 4:53 PM

Anonymous said ...
I was just browsing this evening. I'm looking for ideas and I saw your seamless crocheting technique. It's Golden!!! I will share this with my fellow crocheters and I am so grateful for the knowledge!!!
All good things to you!!

Annie
11/24/2007 6:27 PM

Amy said ...
Thanks for this... very well laid out! I'm toying with the idea of writing up a tutorial on spiral crochet since there seems to be nothing good out there. (By spiral I mean in rounds without slip stitching, not necessarily looking like a spiral... if that makes sense.)

btw... I'm amee16 on ravelry :)
12/2/2008 3:44 PM

Caitlin said ...
this is genius!!! It works great!!
1/16/2009 9:36 PM

Mary said ...
HELP! I need to learn how to deep sc2together and I am very confused! Can you help? My needle work books don't show how to do it!
11/3/2009 7:43 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Mary ... Ack, how did I miss your comment? Sorry for the delay! Google sc2tog and you'll get all sorts of videos, tutorials, and help. :)
2/28/2011 12:15 AM

Liz Allen said ...
Thank you for sharing this excellent tutorial. This seamless crochet method was easy to follow especially with the photos. It worked beautifully for me.
2/7/2010 12:32 PM

futuregirl replied ...
Liz Allen ... Glad you like it! :)
2/11/2010 10:09 PM

Linda said ...
Thank you for your tutorial on seamless crochet and for your perseverence to learn it then to demonstrate in words and photos. I'm hoping that once I start my handbag I'll be able to make it seamless!
2/26/2011 10:28 AM

futuregirl replied ...
Linda ... You're welcome. :)
2/28/2011 12:13 AM

yaguel said ...
Hello from Paris, Alice.
I really would like to kiss you for this tutorial. I crochet a Gerard Darel bag (24h Dublin) which is made in sc stitches in raw...and it's awfull between the last/the first stich.
I am just sad to discover your incredible tuto too late. Method checked and approved...in a foreign language for me. So, well explained too.
Thanks a lot.
3/3/2011 5:16 AM

futuregirl replied ...
yaguel ... You are so sweet! Thank you for the kisses from Paris. :) Even though it's too late for your Gerad Darel bag, the next one will be easier. ;)
3/5/2011 12:20 AM

Robin Castle said ...
I'm crocheting booties and the directions say to deep crochet a whole round? Would I twist each stitch, going back and forth, or only the first stitch?
1/6/2013 12:03 PM

Stephanie said ...
Hi I'm having trouble understanding how to deep single crochet. I am new to crocheting so maybe that's why. Any tips on how to better understand it? Do you know where I can go to watch a video of how to deep single crochet? Thanks for any help!
7/31/2013 7:01 AM
 
futuregirl replied ...
Stephanie ... I have a better, easier tutorial on seamless single crochet http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2009/1/tutorial-seamless-single-crochet-better.aspx You don't need to figure out deep single crochet for the new tutorial. :)
8/18/2013 10:37 PM

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