Single Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch

The Single Crochet stitch, the real star of crochet. If you can single crochet (sc), you can start making just about anything you want.

Let's just jump into how to do a single crochet stitch.

The Basic Instructions

  1. Insert the hook into the stitch on the row/round below the current position.
  2. Grab the working yarn with the hook and pull through to make another loop on the hook.
  3. Yarn over the hook and pull through the 2 loops on the hook.

A Little More Info

When starting at the beginning of a project, a single crochet stitch (sc) into a beginning chain is different from making the stitch within an established project.

At the beginning for your first row/round, you will need to insert the hook into the chain stitch.

Within a project, on your second row/round and after, insert hook "under" previous stitch.

Also within a project, there are other variations.  Such as back loop only, around the post, etc., since these variations apply to other stitches as well as a single crochet, I will post about in their own posts.

Video Instructions

In Conclusion:

I wish someone had shown me the difference between these two techniques when I first learned how to crochet. I crocheted my very first item a very very long time ago, and I did all the single crochets "into" the stitches. In other words, I made my entire project with single crochets in the back loop only and it turned out really "funky". This deterred me from crocheting for decades. I decided in 2019 (or 2018, I can't remember...) to make a vase with a crocheted jute neck. I had to teach myself how to crochet through Google and YouTube.  I've been hooked ever since.  I never did make that vase... 

Hope this post is helpful, let me know in the comments.

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