Creating crochet letters is a fun way to add a personal touch to your projects. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to crochet the letter “S” using a freehand crochet technique. We’ll use basic crochet stitches like single crochet (sc) and slip stitch (sl st).
- Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color
- Crochet hook suitable for your yarn (usually 4.0mm to 5.5mm)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
Step 1: Create a Slip Knot
Start by creating a slip knot. Leave a tail of a few inches, which you will later use to sew the letter onto your project or to weave in.
Step 2: Begin with the Bottom Curve of the “S”
- Make a chain that forms the bottom curve of the “S.” For example, you can start with 10 chains. This length can vary depending on the size of the letter you want to create.
- Starting in the second chain from the hook, work 1 sc in each chain across. This forms the bottom part of the “S.”
Step 3: Create the Upper Curve of the “S”
- At the end of the bottom curve, ch 1 and turn your work.
- Work 1 sc in each sc across. You can add or decrease stitches as needed to create the upper curve of the “S.”
Step 4: Finish the “S” Shape
- At the end of the upper curve, ch 1 and turn your work.
- Work 1 sc in each sc across to complete the top curve of the “S.”
Step 5: Finishing Touches
- Once you’ve completed the “S” shape, fasten off your yarn, leaving a tail of a few inches.
- Thread the yarn tail through a yarn needle.
- Use the yarn needle to sew the letter “S” onto your project, such as a blanket, pillow, or garment.
- Weave in any loose ends on the backside of your work to secure them.
That’s it! You’ve crocheted the letter “S.” You can adjust the size and style of your letter by changing the number of chains and stitches you use. This technique allows you to customize your crochet projects with initials, names, or any text you like. Enjoy your crocheting!