Jan 15, 2015

How to pick up Dropped Stitches in Knitting!

by Angela | 3 Comments

How to pick up dropped stitchesHave you ever been joyfully knitting along, and your project seemed to be progressing just fine and Oh No…you see that you dropped a stitch a few rows back?!

Not to worry!  You don’t have to rip out all your rows back to that spot!  I’ll show you how to use this nifty little trick to put that stitch right back where it belongs. 🙂

In the example below, I’ve dropped my stitch for 2 rows.  You can tell how many rows are dropped by the number of horizontal strands in the back.  I have 2 horizontal strands in the back…these are going to be used to correct your stitches.

Watch the video or follow the photo tutorial below:

How to pick up dropped stitchesAll you need is a crochet hook and a little patience!

 

How to pick up dropped stitchesInsert your hook, going in through the front of the stitch.

How to pick up dropped stitchesHook over the top of the horizontal strand in the back.

How to pick up dropped stitchesDraw your hook and horizontal strand back through the loop, towards you.

How to pick up dropped stitchesNow your loop is corrected!

How to pick up dropped stitchesRemove hook from the loop after each picked up stitch…this will keep you from twisting the stitches.

How to pick up dropped stitchesInsert you hook back onto the loop, through the front.  Hook over the top of horizontal strand in back.

How to pick up dropped stitchesDraw hook and strand back through the loop, towards you.

How to pick up dropped stitchesSince this in your final dropped stitch to be corrected, place loop back onto left needle.

How to pick up dropped stitchesNow your stitches have all been picked up and corrected!

Just repeat this process for every row you’ve dropped a stitch.  So, if you have 6 horizontal strands…then you will do this 6 times before putting your last stitch back onto the left needle!

Happy Knitting!

Angela

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Comments

  1. Kim says:

    Angela, I love how detailed your photos are. I am going to be teaching a beginner’s knitting class. I am going to tell my students to come to your website for help. Some people are intimidated by you tube videos. You did a great job.

  2. Gaynor Chomitz says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I just used it and it worked like a charm!

  3. Jolene Fox says:

    I have been knitting for a long time and I sometimes drop a stitch. I love how easy you make picking up a dropped stitch is. Thanks so much

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