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What Is Superwash Merino Wool? A Super Guide!

As a crocheter, you probably love yarn. I mean, how could you not? From the bright colors to the different textures to the way it looks when crocheted, yarn is half the experience when crocheting! Yarn is made with all different types of fiber. From cotton to wool to mohair and beyond, yarn is composed …

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How to Increase / Decrease in Crochet (in rows)

Once you learn the basics of how to crochet, you will be able to make simple square and rectangular items. However, if you want to make clothing or other items that have shaping to them, then you will want to learn how to increase and decrease. This article shows you how to increase and decrease …

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How to Crochet in Front Loop Only and Back Loop Only

When you learn how to crochet, you are instructed to insert your crochet hook through both loops of a stitch. This is traditional crochet. However, as you get more advanced, you will see that you can also work into only one of the loops of any basic crochet stitch to achieve different effects. This is …

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How to Crochet a Circle

It is fun to learn how to crochet in rows and it’s a practical starting point, but at some point, you are going to want to learn how to crochet in the round. Crocheting in the round allows you to make circles, which can be used for everything from coasters to shawls. Crocheting in the …

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How to Crochet Post Stitches

There are so many fun things that you can learn after you have learned basic crochet stitches. One of the ones that really adds texture and detail to your work is to learn how to crochet post stitches. In working regular stitches, you crochet into the loops of the stitch; with post stitches, you instead …

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How to Read a Crochet Pattern

Once you have learned crochet basics, you can begin working with all of the wonderful crochet patterns that are out there. However, unless you happen upon a pattern that is written tutorial-style, with all of the photos and details that you need for each row, you’re going to first need to learn how to read …

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Crochet Stitches – Single, Half Double, Double and Treble

Early on in the writing of this blog I put together a series of How To posts for the basic crochet stitches, so I thought that today I’d aggregate those all in one space here for people who want them. Below you will find written instructions, images, video tutorials, links and more for the sc, hdc, dc and tr. Enjoy!

How to Single Crochet Stitch

how to single crochet

Single crochet looks like this! image source

One of the most basic things that you learn when you first start learning how to crochet is how to single crochet. When looking at crochet patterns, the crochet abbreviation for single crochet is (sc).

Written instructions for how to crochet single crochet

  • Crochet the length of foundation chain that you want to use.
  • Turn the piece so that you are ready to start your single crochet.
  • Insert the crochet hook into the second chain away from the hook.
  • Yarn over.
  • Pull through the chain.
  • Yarn over again.
  • There will be two loops on the chain at this point. Pull the yarn through both of these loops.

That’s it; that’s single crochet. Of course, those are just the instructions for the first row on a turning chain. The instructions are slightly different if you’re working into another row of single crochet, but they aren’t too different. They are as follows:

  • Turn your piece so that you are ready to begin your next row of single crochet.
  • Chain one before doing anything else. This is your turning chain.
  • Insert the hook into the first stitch of the row (the single crochet that is immediately next to the turning chain you’ve just created).
  • Yarn over.
  • Pull through the stitch.
  • Yarn over.
  • Pull through both loops on the chain.

Pictures of how to single crochet

Not everyone learns well from written instructions. It might help to look at these pictures of how to single crochet that come from TLC:

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Video instructions for how to single crochet

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