*This is lesson 2 in The Doll Lover’s Guide to Crochet: 101 series*
Welcome to lesson 2! In our last lesson, we learned all about different types of yarn and hooks. Today we will learn the very first steps in crochet – how to make a slip knot and a chain stitch. Once you’ve mastered these basic steps, I’ll show you how to make an adorable beaded necklace perfect for your 18 inch doll!
Ready? Click the video below to watch lesson 2 and learn the slip knot and chain stitch! 🙂
Beaded Necklace for 18 Inch Dolls Pattern:
Here is the written pattern for the beaded necklace featured in the video lesson above. For instructions on how to make a slip knot and chain stitch, please watch the video 🙂
- Acrylic yarn in size 4 (medium weight)
- Size ‘G’ hook
- pony beads
Step 1: Slide the pony bead of your choice onto the yarn.
Step 2: Make a slip knot on your hook.
Step 3: Make 15 chain stitches.
Step 4: Slide the bead up until it’s next to your hook. Make a chain stitch just like normal, catching the bead in the stitch.
Step 5: Make 15 more chain stitches. Cut off the yarn and pull it through to tie off your chain.
Step 6: Trim the yarn on either end of the chains to about 4 inches long. This is what you will use to tie the necklace onto your doll.
Step 7: Share with your favorite doll and make as many more as you want! 🙂
That’s it! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to do the slip knot and chain stitch. In the next lesson, I’ll show you how to make the Single Crochet Stitch and another cool accessory for your doll friends. Until then, keep practicing and have fun!