Learn the Single Crochet Stitch
Lesson #6

The single crochet stitch is considered to be the most commonly used stitch in crochet... so it makes sense that you should learn this stitch first.

Single crochet is abbreviated (sc) - Important to know for pattern reading.

Scroll down for detailed written instructions on how to single crochet. (keep in mind that some beginners have an easier time deciphering the written instructions rather than watching the video's)


Right Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial


Left Hand: Crochet Video Tutorial


How to do the Single Crochet Stitch

Steps for Single Crochet:

Step 1: Make a foundation chain by chaining 30 stitches (ch 30). (See Lesson #5 "Crochet Chain, Learn How it's Done" to learn how to make a foundation chain)

See picture of step #1, foundation chain below.

Left Hand: Crochet Pictures

Right Hand: Crochet Pictures


Step 2: Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Make sure you insert your hook into the top loop only.

There should now be two loops on your hook.


Step 3: Yarn over (yo) your hook. Do this by wrapping the yarn over your hook from back to front, or in other words push the hook under the yarn strand, and then pivot the yarn toward you until the hook is facing down.

The yarn should now be on the hook's throat


Step 4: Pull the yarn through the first loop on your hook.


This will again leave you with two loops on your hook.


Step 5: Yarn over (yo) again by wrapping the yarn over your hook once more.


Step 6: Pull the yarn through both loops on your hook.

This will leave you with one strand of yarn on your hook, and will also complete your first single crochet stitch (sc)!


Make sure to continue with this exact same stitch pattern throughout your entire chain.

By the time you are done you should have (29 sc) in a row.

Tip: If you are wondering where stitch #30 went, just remember that you skipped the first chain on your hook, so that means only 29 single crochet (sc) are needed to complete the row.

This is what your single crochet row should look like when it is finished.

How to Single Crochet
Into The Next Row


Step 1: Chain 1 (ch 1).

Remember when you chain you... yarn over and then pull through the loop on the hook.

There should now be one loop on your hook.


Step 2: Turn your work.

Turn your work around by bringing it toward you.


Step 3: Insert your hook into the first single crochet stitch.

Tip: The top of the stitch on a single crochet looks like the letter "V", and this is where you want to insert your hook.

There will now be three loops on your hook because the (sc) stitch is made up of two loops.


Step 4: Yarn over (yo).


Step 5: Pull the yarn through the stitch on your hook.

This means that you should only pull the yarn through the first two loops on your hook. Remember the first two loops make up the single crochet stitch.

There should now be two loops on your hook.


Step 6: Yarn over (yo).


Step 7: Pull the yarn through the two loops on your hook.

There will now be one loop left on your hook, and your first single crochet is finished.

Go ahead and finish this row by following steps 1 through 7. Complete a 3rd row before moving on to lesson #7.

Please join me for Lesson #7: "Change Color in Crochet at the end of a Row"

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