How to Knit The Single Crochet Bind Off

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the single crochet bind off. The Single Crochet Bind off (or Cast off) is a quick and simple way to finish a project with a crochet hook. It produces a solid, finished edge to your work similar to the Basic Knit Bind Off.


Skill: Beginner


Step 1: Take your crochet hook and insert into the first stitch on your main needle.

RStep 2: Wrap your yarn over your crochet hook, going from under, to behind, and then over.

Step 3: Pull the yarn through your stitch with the crochet hook.

Step 4: Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch.

Step 5: Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.

Step 6: Pull the yarn through the stitch with your crochet hook. You should now have two stitches on your crochet hook.

Step 7: Pull the second stitch through the first stitch. You should have one stitch on your hook now.


Repeat Steps 4 – 7 until you have one stitch on your needle.


To finish your bind off, break your yarn and pull tight.


After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Single Crochet Bind Off

Example of the Single Crochet Bind Off


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