Title: Simple Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial for Beginners
- Yarn in your choice of color
- Crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn)
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single Crochet
Step 1: Make a Slip Knot Start by making a slip knot. To do this, create a loop with the yarn, then pull the working end (the yarn attached to the skein) through the loop, creating a knot. Tighten the knot by pulling the working end gently.
Step 2: Chain (Ch) Chain stitches are the foundation of most crochet projects. To create a chain, make a loop with the slip knot on your hook. Hold the slip knot with your non-dominant hand and use your dominant hand to wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front. Pull the wrapped yarn through the loop on your hook. You’ve just made one chain stitch. Repeat this process until you have the desired number of chains.
Step 3: Single Crochet (Sc) Once you have your chain, you can start single crocheting.
- Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook (not the one on the hook itself).
- Yarn over by wrapping the yarn over your hook from back to front.
- Pull the yarn through the chain stitch. You should have two loops on your hook.
- Yarn over again and pull the yarn through both loops on your hook.
Congratulations! You’ve completed one single crochet stitch. Continue working single crochet stitches in each chain stitch across the row.
Step 4: Turning When you reach the end of the row, chain one more and turn your work. This turning chain helps maintain the height of your stitches. Then, begin working single crochet stitches in the next row, just as you did in the previous row.
Step 5: Finishing Repeat the single crochet stitch in each row until your piece reaches the desired length. To finish, cut the yarn, leaving a tail of a few inches. Yarn over and pull the tail through the last loop on your hook to secure it.
Step 6: Weave in Ends Use a yarn needle to weave in the loose ends of your yarn to hide them in your work. Trim any excess yarn.
That’s it! You’ve just completed a simple single crochet stitch. Practice this basic stitch to build your crochet skills, and you’ll be ready to tackle more complex projects in no time. Happy crocheting!