Crochet 101: How to Crochet the Single Crochet Stitch


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Crochet 101 [Class 3]: The Single Crochet Stitch Videos

A Single crochet stitch is the most popular, basic and common crochet stitch. Single crochet stitches are used everywhere in the crochet world, so this is a great stitch to learn. If you are a beginner, this should be one of the first crochet stitches that you encounter. In this example of how to crochet a single crochet stitch, we will assume that you already created a foundation chain.


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How to Crochet the Single Crochet Stitch

A Single crochet stitch is the most popular, basic and common crochet stitch. Single crochet stitches are used everywhere in the crochet world, so this is a great stitch to learn. If you are a beginner, this should be one of the first crochet stitches that you encounter. In this example of how to crochet a single crochet stitch, we will assume that you already created a foundation chain.


Step 1

Single Crochet Figure 1

Single Crochet Figure 1

Make a slip knot and chain 6.

[ see Single Crochet Figure 1 ]


Single Crochet Figure 2

Single Crochet Figure 2

Skip the first chain from the crochet hook, insert hook in the second chain through the center of the V and under the back bar of the chain. Bring the yarn over the hook from back to front


[ see Single Crochet Figure 2 ]


Single Crochet Figure 3

Single Crochet Figure 3

Draw yarn through chain and up onto the working area of the crochet hook. You now have two loops on the hook


[ see Single Crochet Figure 3 ]


Step 2

Single Crochet Figure 4

Single Crochet Figure 4

Again, bring the yarn over the hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on the crochet hook.


[ see Single Crochet Figure 5 ]


Single Crochet Figure 5

Single Crochet Figure 5

One loop will remain on the hook; you have made one single crochet


[ see Single Crochet Figure 5 ]


Step 3

Single Crochet Figure 6

Single Crochet Figure 6

Insert hook in the next chain as before, hook the yarn from back to front and draw it through the chain stitch. Yarn over again and draw through both loops. It is important to know that the terms “hook the yarn” and “yarn over” have the same meaning. In both instances, you will bring the yarn over the hook from back to front.


Repeat step 3 in each remaining chain, taking care to work in the last chain, but not in the slip knot. Remember, as you work, to be careful not to twist the chain; keep all the Vs facing you. You have completed one row of single crochet and should now have five stitches in the row.


[ see Single Crochet Figure 5 ]


Step 4: Single Crochet for Row 2

Single Crochet Figure 7

Single Crochet Figure 7

To work the second row of single crochet, you need to turn the work counterclockwise, so you can work back across the first row.


[ see Single Crochet Figure 7]


Single Crochet Figure 8

Single Crochet Figure 8

Do not remove the crochet hook from the loop as you do this.


[ see Single Crochet Figure 8]

Now you need to bring the yarn up to the correct height to work the first stitch. So, to raise the yarn, chain 1 (this is called a turning chain).