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Single Crochet

2 July 2023

learn how to create a crochet single crochet

 Single Crochet is the shortest and most basic of the crochet stitches after the slip stitch.  It is one of the very first stitches you need to learn and master, as it is widely used in most patterns and projects.  It is taller than the slip stitch, but shorter than the half double crochet.

The crochet fabric created by single crochet stitches is solid, with no gaps and holes, so it is suited to baby blankets, beanies, warm clothing, pillows and it is a great stitch to use as an edging.

Single Crochet is abbreviated in patterns as SC (US terms).  Note that the single crochet is known as a double crochet (DC) in UK terms.

Here are the step by step instructions to create a Single Crochet:

Step 1: insert hook into the next stitch.  Make sure your hook goes under the two loops (v) at the top of the stitch
learn how to create a single crochet

Step 2: yarn over (YO) by wrapping the yarn from back to front over the hook
learn how to yaron over to create a single crochet

Step 3: point the hook downwards and pull yarn through the stitch (you will have 2 loops on the hook)
learn how to create a single crochet

learn how to create a single crochet

Step 4: yarn over (YO) again, and pull through 2 loops on the hook
learn how to create a single crochet

You will end up with one loop left on the hook, and you have completed your single crochet
learn how to create a single crochet

You can continue along to create a row of single crochet, by following the steps above.

Once you've mastered the single crochet, there are endless possibilities to use it.  You can work in rows, rounds or spirals, use it as an edging, or create difference effects by combining it with other stitches.  

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