How to Crochet The Single Crochet

Example of the Single Crochet

The Single Crochet is the first stitch a beginner should learn. It is the basis for all other crochet stitches.

Skill: Beginner


Step 1: Begin with a row of chain stitches. How many you need to chain will be determined by your pattern.
Tip: Remember the stitch on your hook should not be included in your chain count.
Step 2: Take your crochet hook and insert into the top of the chain next to your hook.
Step 3: Wrap your yarn over your crochet hook, going from under, to behind, and then over.
Step 4: Pull the yarn through your chain stitch with the crochet hook. You should have two stitches on your hook now.
Step 5: Wrap the yarn over your crochet hook again.
Step 6: Pull the yarn through both stitches on your crochet hook.

Repeat Steps 2 – 6 until you have reached the desired number of stitches.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
The Single Crochet Stitch

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