Single Crochet Stitch ( / sc) – Crochet Tutorials

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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.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Start with a foundation of chain stitches (click for tutorial).

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Pass the hook through the second chain.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Wrap the yarn around the hook.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Pull the wrapped yarn through the chain.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

There will be two loops around the hook now.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Yarn over / wrap yarn around hook.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Pull through both the loops.
Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

First single crochet stitch is done.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

To crochet the next single crochet stitch, pass needle through the next chain,

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

yarn over and pull through.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Yarn over one more time and pull through the two loops on the hook.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Continue till the end of the row.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Aerial view of this completed row shows that there are chains formed at the top. The next row will be built on these chains.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

We have now reached the end of this row. We add one chain which is called the turning chain.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

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.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

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.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Method 2: Pass needle only under the front loop of the chain.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Close up view.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Method 3: Pass needle only under the back loop of the chain.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

Yarn over and pull through just like we did for row 1.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

 
Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

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.

Single crochet stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step images

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