The single crochet is the first step in many a crochet journey. If you’re just learning to crochet, the Single Crochet will get you started on the right foot and in the right direction. Learn with this tutorial!
In crochet patterns the single crochet is labeled as “sc”. If you are following a pattern and it says to sc in each st across, this means that you will make one single crochet in each stitch to the end of the row. It is important to count your stitches (even for a pro!) at the end of every row. This helps you to know that you are on track with your pattern.
Single Crochet Tutorial
1. Insert your hook into the next stitch.
2. Hook the yarn and pull the yarn through the stitch you just went into. You should now have two loops on your hook.
3. Yarn over again and pull through both loops.
Single Crochet made!
Helpful tips with Single Crochet:
With single crochet you will always start with a chain that is one stitch longer than you want the end product to be. So, if I have a piece that I want to end up being five stitches wide, I need to chain-6 to start my project. The last stitch (the one closest to your hook) will actually give you the height you need to get started on the NEXT row.
Since this is single crochet, the beginning of each row will always start with a chain-1 which gives you the height needed to begin crocheting the next row without puckering or making the crocheted work look otherwise wonky.
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