How to Crochet: Climbing Single Crochet

By Candace – 4 Comments

This tutorial actually springs form a happy accident. I wasn’t paying attention where I was placing my hook and almost made the mistake of working into the stitch I had just made, which led to some swatching and the birth of climbing stitches.

At first, I thought these would turn out like foundation stitches, but instead of simply adding width, they also add height. Freeform crocheters, especially, may have a lot of fun incorporating stitches like this into their work.

For a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

For a climbing sc, simply ch 1


Insert your hook into the previous stitch


Now you complete the sc as usual. Yarn over (yo) and pull up a loop


Yo and pull through both loops.

This makes a sc that sits above and to the side of the previous sc. If you need any further help, feel free to leave a comment.

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  1. Interesting technique! What types of projects have you used it on or would it be useful for?

  2. KC says:

    Where exactly is the previous stitch? xo

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