Hello, my Beautiful Crochet Friend! I hope this post finds you and your family safe and healthy!
I decided that dedicating a post to each crochet stitch would make things easier for you and pull together all the pieces in one place - the photos, the video and the written instructions. I'll still have the separate page for Video Tutorials HERE for when you just need a quick refresher!
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The Single Crochet Stitch, Your First Friend
Call me crazy, but I tend to personify pets, inanimate objects, crochet stitches...it amuses me immensely! So the single crochet, he's like that first friend you meet in a new school. He's very kind, helpful and easy to be around. As you "meet" more complicated crochet stitches, you see him around and say, Hey, single crochet, I remember you, old friend! Is it weird that my brain works this way? Anyway, enough with my shenanigans!!
What You'll Need:
Honestly, we're just playing around at this point, so you can use any crochet hook and yarn you have around. In my pictures and video, I used an H/5.00 MM crochet hook and some Red Heart #4 weight yarn in light blue.
How to Do the Single Crochet Stitch
Once you have crocheted your beginning chain (according to the pattern you're following) and have accounted for the turning chain of 1 (your number of chains plus 1), you'll start with the second chain from the hook.
In this case, we're making 11 chains. See below
Step 1: Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook
Step 2: Yarn over and pull back through the stitch (you'll have 2 loops on your hook)
Step 3: Yarn over one more time and pull through both loops. If you're crocheting in rows (as opposed to in rounds), you'll chain 1 and turn your work; See below
Repeat the steps above until you have the desired length. See below
What If You're Crocheting in a Circle?
No problem!! Just follow the three basic steps for the single crochet stitch above, except into your circle. Note that this time you won't chain 1 and turn, though, because you'll be making a circle! Circles come a little later, I just wanted to show you what single crochets in a circle look like!
I hope this helps you learn how to do the single crochet stitch! If you need more help or have any questions, please contact me, either in the comments or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oh, and Don't Forget to Pin This for Later!
That's all for now, my friend. I'll be adding more stitches so be sure to check back and pay me a visit! Stay safe and healthy and take care of you!
Sending you positive energy always,