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How To Do A Single Crochet Stitch

How To Single Crochet In A Foundation Chain

This first video shows you how to do single crochet in a foundation chain. Further down, immediately below this video, is another video that shows how to do single crochet into previously completed single crochet stitches.

How To Single Crochet In Last Row Of Crochet

Next is a video that shows you how to do the single crochet stitch in previously completed crochet stitches, rather than a foundation chain.

Do you want to learn how to work single crochet? If so, then you are at the right place. The purpose of this step-by-step tutorial is to show you how to crochet the single crochet stitch (SC) and to give you lots of tips on how to work with single crochet stitches in patterns that you will find useful.

There are six basic crochet stitches, the single crochet stitch being the most basic of them all. I would recommend this stitch to anyone who is a beginner to crochet because it is easy to learn and fun to do. 

Due to the fact that single crochet is so common, many crochet beginners learn this technique as their first technique.

A single crochet stitch can also be used in so many different ways. Single crochet stitches can be worked in rows, joined rounds, and spiral rounds, as well as in different parts of the stitch for the purpose of making ribbing stitches. Additionally, you will be able to use it for edging, borders, and seams as well. That’s pretty useful, isn’t it?

A step-by-step guide on how to single crochet

Here is a brief guide on how to work a single crochet stitch:

Step 1. Pull up a loop by inserting the hook into the next stitch, yarning over, and pulling up the loop again.

Step 2. Once you have done this, make sure you yarn over again and pull through both loops on your hook.

It seems easy enough, doesn’t it? It is possible that you are looking for more information. There is no need to worry, I’ve got you covered.

We will cover all aspects of single crochet in this tutorial, from what it is, to how to make it, and when to use it in detail. Also, I am going to answer some of your frequently asked questions about single crochet and warn you about some common mistakes you should be aware of.

I would like to suggest that you grab your yarn and let’s get started!

What is the Single Crochet Stitch?

It’s possible to use the single crochet stitch for a wide variety of crochet projects, such as pillows, top-down beanies, and warm sweaters, since it’s a simple stitch that can be used in a wide variety of ways. Also, it is often used in patterns for dolls and amigurumi as well.


A single crochet is also known as a single crochet in the United States and is abbreviated as SC. In the UK, it is known as double crochet (or DC) and is abbreviated as such.

Chart Symbol

It is common to see an “X” or a “+” on crochet charts that represent the single crochet.


Single crochet stitches are a taller stitch than slip stitches, and they are a shorter stitch than half-double crochet stitches.

Turning Chain

It is recommended to make a turning chain of one chain stitch before starting a new row of single crochet. In case you are unfamiliar with the term “turning chain”, it is the chain stitch you make at the beginning of a row in order to raise the yarn to the right height for the stitch that follows.

This chain stitch is not counted as a stitch as part of the stitch count of the next row, so you will be doing the first stitch of the new row into the last stitch of the previous row after you have made the ch-1 stitch. 


Using only plain single crochet rows, you will be able to make a dense, solid crocheted fabric without any gaps or holes.

Single Crochet Tutorial

I will first show you how to make one single crochet stitch in order to get you started. We will then make a swatch of single crochet fabric so I will be able to show you how it is made:

Start by choosing a yarn and a hook that corresponds with it to get started. It is recommended that beginners use a smooth worsted weight yarn and a hook that is ergonomically designed. You will be able to see your stitches more easily if you choose yarn in a light color.

Step-by-Step Single Crochet for Beginners

It is very common to begin a project by chaining stitches and then making a row of single crochet stitches. You can do this by following these steps:

In the following article, you will find an in-depth explanation of how to make a single crochet stitch in great detail.

  1. In the next stitch, insert the hook into the stitch. You need to place the tip of the hook under both loops at the top of the stitch. 
  2. You will need to bring the yarn over the hook from back to front, and pull a loop of yarn through the stitch after you do this. Now you will be able to see that the hook has two loops on it.
  3. The yarn needs to be brought over the hook again, and it needs to be pulled through both loops on the hook. As a result, you will only have one loop left on the hook at this point.

Single Crochet into a Foundation Chain

Congratulations on a job well done! Now that you have completed a single crochet stitch (SC), you are ready to move on.

  1. A slip knot should be made and a foundation chain of 15 stitches should be made. 
  2. The hook should be inserted into the second chain from the hook to make your first single crochet. It is important to remember that we do not count the chain that is around the hook.
  3. Yarn over, and pull up a loop. 
  4. Yarn over, and pull through both loops on the hook.
  5. Using the same method as in Steps 2-4, make a single crochet stitch in each of the remaining 14 chains. Don’t forget to work in the last chain of the row – it’s easy to miss the last chain of the row. 

Great job! One row of single crochet has now been completed by you.

Single Crochet into another Row

When you have finished the first row of single crochet, you can turn your work over and start the next row. As you work into the stitches from the prior row, you will be able to achieve this goal.

  1. Chain one and turn your work in a clockwise direction. You will now be looking at the backside of the previous row. You will keep your hook in the chain stitch as you turn the work, so you don’t lose your place as you turn it.
  2. Start by crocheting a single stitch in the first stitch of the previous row.
  3. Continually work across the row, ensuring that you work into the stitch that ends the row.
  4. Using a ch-1 and a turn, you can begin another row.

Fastening Off: Cut the yarn, leaving a 6-inch yarn tail. Bring the yarn tail through the loop on the hook that remains after lifting the hook straight up. The last stitch should be tightened by pulling the yarn tail as far as it will go. The ends of the yarn should be woven in using a tapestry needle to ensure a neat finish.