Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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Long stitches produce a spike on both sides of the fabric, so they’re well suited for a design that’s reversible. Long stitches (or spikes) are usually single crochet stitches that you work into either the tops of stitches or spaces between stitches one or more rows below the current row, creating a vertical spike of yarn that extends over several rows of stitches.

Insert the hook from front to back under the top two loops of the designated stitch one or more rows below.

Insert the hook from front to back under the top two loops of the designated stitch one or more rows below.

This example goes three rows below.

Draw the yarn through the stitch and up to the current level of work.

Don’t pull the yarn tight, or your rows will bunch.

Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on your hook.

Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on your hook.

You’ve completed a long single crochet stitch (although the length varies depending on where you stick the hook, of course).

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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