If you are new to crochet and would like to learn how to single crochet (sc) this post can help! This stitch is one of the most important stitches in crochet that you will need to learn when you are first learning how to crochet.
I am excited for you to learn this essential stitch!
Learn How to Single Crochet
If you are learning how to crochet or would love to start learning, then this simple tutorial on how to single crochet will help! The single crochet is one of the basic crochet stitches that ever beginner crocheter will need to know.
Learn the single crochet stitch today! Just read on down for the full, FREE single crochet tutorial to get started!
What You Will Need to Single Crochet
To start learning how to crochet the single crochet stitch, you will need just a few items to begin. Make sure you have some yarn (any weight will work) and a corresponding crochet hook size to the yarn you are using. I like to use worsted weight yarn for my tutorials.
If you’d like to use the same, I would suggest Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn. You can find this yarn found online on Amazon or in your local craft stores. You will also need a 6.00 mm size J crochet hook.
Single Crochet (SC) Stitch Type
The single crochet stitch creates a closed stitch design which is perfect for all types of projects such as blankets (the single crochet chevron blanket is my favorite!), scarves and amigurumi. Below you will find a few pointers on what type of yarn is best to use with the single crochet
The denseness of a single crochet fabric will depend on the type of fiber that is used. For example, if you use a bamboo yarn with the single crochet stitch, you will get a finished piece with a beautiful drape which is great for a sweater or shawl. And on the other hand, a fiber like 100% cotton will give a more dense piece with little give, which is great for washcloths or dishcloths.
Ready to Learn this Easy Crochet Stitch?
If you are ready to start, then read on down to learn how to single crochet!
Happy Crocheting Friends.
How to Single Crochet
Skill Level: Basic
- Crochet Hook (size as directed by the type of yarn you have chosen). If you are in the market for a new set I highly suggest a Clover Hook Set
- Read over the tutorial once or twice then begin to work up the single crochet. I suggest as a beginner to go over this a few times until you get the hang of it. Remember you are not perfect so it may not look exactly like the picture at first but if you keep on trying you will get the hang of the single crochet stitch fast.
Single Crochet Tutorial
Make a slip knot to attach yarn to hook
Yarn over and pull yarn back through the loop, repeating until you have a chained 9 (that is the number I did for this tutorial) then turn your work.
Insert hook into second chain from hook
Pull yarn back through the loop, now you will have 2 loops on the hook
Pull yarn back through both loops on hook and a single crochet stitch is completed!
FINISHING THE FIRST ROW:
Insert hook into next chain and repeat steps 3-7 until you reach the end of the row (always inserting hook into next chain after a single crochet is completed)
To do a second row chain 1 and insert hook into second chain from hook through both loops
FINISHING THE SECOND ROW:
Repeat steps 3-7 across row until you reach the end of the row.
Remember, if you would like to make more rows, you need to always chain 1 at the end of each row and turn your work before starting a new row of single crochets.
That’s It! You’ve Made a Single Crochet Stitch!
You are welcome to go back over this again to get the hang of this fun stitch. I promise you will be crocheting up projects in no time at all such as blankets, scarves and more that all use the single crochet!
Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions about how to do the single crochet stitch, please feel free to email me or leave a comment.