Welcome to the next post in the Crochet 101 series! Last week I showed you how to make a slip knot and how to do the chain stitch. Today we’re going to learn how to do a single crochet stitch. Before you start the single crochet, make sure that you’ve mastered how to chain because you will need it for the single crochet.
1. Start with a chain. Keep in mind that for however many single crochet stitches that you want to crochet, you will need an extra chain stitch. In this example, I chained 10 stitches which means I will end up with 9 single crochets.
2. Insert your hook into the second chain from your hook. I usually insert it between the chain so that there are 2 loops on the top of the hook and one underneath it. You can also just have one loop on the top. Either way works.
3. Wrap your yarn over your hook (called a Yarn Over or abbreviated as YO)
4. Pull your yarn through the chain stitch. You should have 2 loops on your crochet hook.
5. Wrap your yarn around your hook again (Yarn Over) and pull another loops through the 2 loops that are already on your hook
6. You have now completed your single crochet stitch. You should only have one loop left on your hook.
7. Repeat steps 1-5 for each stitch across. This is what you’re finished row should look like:
8. To begin a new row, chain 1. Turn your work over so that you are working from right to left.
9. Insert your hook into the first single crochet from your hook. Repeat steps 1-5 to create your single crochet. Repeat across. Repeat these steps as many times as needed.
And there you have your single crochet stitch. Like the chain stitch, it may take you a little while to get the hang of each stitch and remember how to do them (unless you’re a super fast learner :))
I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and practice your newly learned single crochet stitch. If you have any questions or are having a hard time with the tutorial, just leave me a comment and I will surely answer you as soon as I can. Make sure you stop by next week for the next post in the Crochet 101 series. I will be writing about the double crochet stitch.
I want to take a moment to thank my photography assistant. Believe it or not my 2 year took these pictures! Ok, I did help. I setup the camera for her and she pressed the button on the remote. She did help a lot though!
Happy Crocheting! 🙂