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Single Crochet Stitch

The next stitch to learn right after learning how to chain should be the single crochet.

I like to think of the single crochet as a foundational stitch because both the double and triple stitches are built off of the single.

Using the yarn over technique from the previous lesson of chaining, we are going to add a few more steps.

Here we go,

Step 1: With your chain still on your hook, insert the hook into the second loop from your hook.

This is called “turning your work” you are creating the height for the next row by skipping the first loop and crocheting into the second loop.

Since this is the single crochet you’ll only be skipping one loop (the amount of loops you skip depend of the type of stitch you’re working with).

Step 2: Yarn over once and pull through. You should have two loops on your hook.

Step 3: yarn over once again and pull through both loops on your hook. You should be left with only one loop, which will complete the stitch.

Step 4: repeat the process (minus skipping loops) across your piece until you reach the end. Then chain one and turn your work and keep practicing!

Hey! Look at you, mastering the single crochet stitch! That wasn’t hard at all was it?

Next thing you know, you’ll be onto bigger more intricate designs, but we all have to start somewhere right?

I’ll be teaching the double crochet next lesson, which is my favorite stitch because of just how versatile it is!

Do you like these lessons? I like them because they are short and sweet and to the point. Tell me on Instagram why you like them, see you over there!

xo

Sara

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