How do you start a slip stitch in crocheting?

What does it mean to slip stitch in crochet?

The slip stitch (abbreviated sl st) is the flattest (or smallest) of all the crochet stitches. Although you can use the slip stitch to crochet a fabric, the slip stitch is really more of a utility stitch or a technique. Practice this stitch by slip-stitching the ends of a foundation chain to form a ring.

What is the difference between a slip stitch and single crochet?

A slip stitch is where you put your hook (with a stitch already on it) through the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch and the loop already on your hook. A single is where you put your (with a stitch already on it) through the stitch, yarn over, pull through the stitch, stop, yarn over, pull through both loops.

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