Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Written + Video

The single crochet stitch is often the very first stitch you will learn when you begin to crochet!

It is usually designated in patterns as sc, so keep an eye out for that.

Single crochet is used in most patterns, either on its own or to create more elaborate stitches.

Follow along with our tutorials to learn how to work the single stitch crochet.

Free Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial Written and Video
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Single Crochet Stitch Written Instructions

Techniques needed:

Step 1: Make a foundation chain. This can be any length you like.

Step 2: Beginning with the second chain stitch from you hook. Insert your hook into the chain stitch. Yarn over and pull through the chain stitch. You should have two loops on your hook now.

Step 3: Yarn over again. Now you will pull the yarn with your hook through BOTH loops. This should leave only one loop on your hook.

You have just completed ONE crochet single stitch!

Continue repeating Steps 2 and 3 down the rest of the chain stitch to create your first row of single crochet.

Single Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

Patterns to Use the Single Crochet Stitch

This stitch is great for practically everything you would want to crochet! Think of is as a basic building block for all of your crochet projects.

These are just a few of our great patterns that use the single crochet stitch!

See the Tuxedo Baby Bib pattern here!

Learn some new decorative patterns using the single crochet stitch!

Whip up some cozy leg warmers in all skill levels!

single crochet stitch tutorial
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Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

We hope your have enjoyed learning the single crochet stitch. Be sure to post the patterns you make to our Facebook page.

Check out all of our crochet stitch tutorials here.

Happy crocheting with your new single crochet stitch!


Shana Grandstaff

Shana Grandstaff freelances in her spare time, writing about a variety of topics. She loves animals, crocheting, knitting, crafting, and learning new things.

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