Are you wondering how to complete the single crochet stitch? You've come to the right place! I am a Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor. Rest assured that I want you to learn the easiest, and most accurate, method possible.
I offer video, picture and written tutorials. Crochet is an extremely relaxing hobby and there are many benefits to learning how to crochet. If you've been looking for a hobby that will allow you to enter into a meditative state of mind, this is it! Let's begin!
Let's briefly look at what this stitch is all about. Projects made with this stitch create a fabric with minimal gaps. If you're making a garment with this fabric, there will be little drape. Maybe you're making a bra and that's a good thing! However, if you're making a sweater (or god forbid, a blanket) with this stitch, it's going to take you more time than some of the taller stitches would take. Amigurumi, kitchen wares, and small projects are the best uses of this stitch.
All of my patterns and tutorials use U.S. terms.
The abbreviation for the single crochet stitch in written patterns is "sc".
A note on this symbol:
Please note, the symbol for a single crochet stitch is sometimes denoted by a "x".
- Any yarn
- Corresponding crochet hook
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Written Step-by-step Instructions:
- Insert hook into stitch
- Yarn over
- Pull through stitch (2 loops on hook)
- Yarn over
- Pull through 2 loops
If you're struggling with this stitch, don't worry! I've got your back. Above all, know that we've all been there. I remember how frustrating it was to get stuck and have to watch videos over and over again in order to get the technique down.
If you find yourself in this position, I recommend slowing the video tutorial down by changing the playback settings. This can be done with any video on YouTube.
While watching the video you'd like slowed down, look in the bottom right hand corner for a symbol that looks like a cog. This is the "Settings" button. Click the cog symbol. This will cause a new menu will appear. After that, look for the "Playback speed" button and select it. Once you click that you'll be able to select your preferred playback speed. Finally, I recommend slowing it down to 0.75 or 0.50.