How to Crochet: Single Crochet Stitches (sc)By Rachel Choi – 84 Comments
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.
This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. For left handed pictures, roll your mouse over the image and it will change for you.
Let’s start with a foundation chain like this. (How to Crochet a Chain)
Insert your hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. You would now have two loops on your hook. You insert your hook into the 2nd chain and not the 1st because 1 chain is equivalent to the height of a single crochet. This way, your corner will be the same height as the rest of the row.
Yarn over (wrap the yarn over your hook).
Pull the strand of yarn through the first loops that is on your hook. You should now have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over again, and pull the strand of yarn through both loops on the hook. You should now only have one loop on the hook.
Congrats! You just made one single crochet stitch! You can continue to make single crochets across your foundation chain. To do so, just insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over, pull through one loop on hook, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook. Continue this until you reach the end of the chain.
Here is what one row of single crochets looks like!
To make another row of single crochets, make one chain. Then turn your work.
Insert your hook into the first single crochet.
Pull the yarn through the first loop on your hook. You should now have 2 loops on your hook.
Pull the strand of yarn through both loops on your hook.
You can continue to crochet across the row and create more rows of single crochet stitches. Here is what a few rows look like!
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