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The Single Crochet is probably the number 1 most used stitch of all the stitches in crochet! By just knowing how to make this one stitch, you can make an array of projects.

Here’s what it looks like –

close up picture of a small swatch of single crochet stitches made with a light purple yarn

This is usually the very 1st stitch that most beginner crocheters learn to use. It’s kinda of like the base of all the crochet stitches, along with the Chain Stitch.

What can you make with the Single Crochet?

So many different things can be made with this stitch! From scarves, blankets, washcloths and potholders to sweaters, hats and shawls. The possibilities are endless with this stitch! It will be a stitch that you use time after time when crocheting.

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How to Single Crochet –

For this stitch you can chain any number of stitches that you would like.

Crochet hook with a row of chain stitches

To make a Single Crochet –

Step 1: insert your crochet hook into next stitch (for your very 1st single crochet of the row, it will be the 2nd chain from your hook)

Step 2: yarn over

Step 3: pull the yarn through the chain stitch (also said to pull up a loop) (2 loops on hook)

Step 4: yarn over

4 steps to crocheting a single crochet

Step 5: pull yarn through both loops. single crochet complete.

completed single crochet stitch

Repeat steps 1-5 in each stitch across

This is what it should look like after your first row

1 completed row in single crochet

Row 2: turn your work, chain 1, work a single crochet into each st

This is what it should look like after you finish a few rows –

And, after you continue and work many rows, it should look like this

swatch piece of rows of single crochet laid next to a purple Boye Crochet Hook

I hope that you have found this tutorial helpful! I love to see what everyone makes using inspiration from my blog! Be sure to tag me @okiegirlblingnthings on Instagram so I can see!

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