This tutorial shows how one can crochet the single crochet stitch. In crochet patterns, this stitch is abbreviated as sc. This stitch is the stitch of choice if you want to crochet very thick and closely knit winter clothing.
Start with a foundation of chain stitches (click for tutorial).
Pass the hook through the second chain.
Wrap the yarn around the hook.
Pull the wrapped yarn through the chain.
There will be two loops around the hook now.
Yarn over / wrap yarn around hook.
Pull through both the loops.
First single crochet stitch is done.
To crochet the next single crochet stitch, pass needle through the next chain,
yarn over and pull through.
Yarn over one more time and pull through the two loops on the hook.
Continue till the end of the row.
Aerial view of this completed row shows that there are chains formed at the top. The next row will be built on these chains.
We have now reached the end of this row. We add one chain which is called the turning chain.
Most crochet stitches are reversible so we will be working on both sides. Now turn the work so that the turning chain is at the right end.
There are 3 different ways in which we can crochet the next row of single crochet stitches. Each one of them will result in fabric that will vary slightly in texture.
Method 1: Pass needle under the V formed by the chain.
Method 2: Pass needle only under the front loop of the chain.
Close up view.
Method 3: Pass needle only under the back loop of the chain.
Yarn over and pull through just like we did for row 1.
In crochet patterns, single crochet’s symbol is usually a cross / plus sign + (and in some cases X).
The two rows that we crocheted will look like this in a crochet pattern.