How to Knit The Single Crochet Bind Off

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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