Beginner Crochet: Lesson 2: Learn to Crochet – Single Crochet Stitch

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Welcome Back! Thank you for following along with our Tutorial Thursday Series. In Lesson 2: Beginner Crochet you will learn how to make a Single Crochet Stitch.

This week I thought I would continue walking you through the basic crochet stitches and demonstrate how to crochet the single crochet stitch.

For a refresher of how to make your starting chain please view:

Stitch Anatomy – The Starting Chain

Included in the first post are instructions on how to make the Slip Knot, Starting Chain and the different ways you can crochet into the starting chain row.

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How to Crochet the Single Crochet Stitch


For the purposes of the video tutorials I begin with a chain of 21 stitches and after working my first row of sc I have 20 stitches. I continue with these 20 stitches in each of the video tutorials to follow for the Beginner Crochet Series (in case you want to work along!). To watch this video in 1080 p HD on YouTube, click HERE.

Tip: Unless the pattern instructions you are following indicate otherwise, the single crochet stitch is worked under both loops of the stitch (i.e. the front and back loops).

For those of you who prefer photo tutorial instructions, please see below:

Single Crochet Stitch

Insert your hook under both loops (the front and back loop) of the stitch indicated; yarn over the hook and pull up 1 loop (you now have 2 loops on the hook); yarn over the hook and pull through both loops on the hook.

Helpful Tip:

US Crochet Term: Single Crochet Stitch (Abbreviated: sc)
UK Crochet Term: double crochet (dc)
German Crochet Term: Feste Masche (fM)
Dutch Crochet Term: Vaste / vasten (v)
Spanish Crochet Term: punto bajo (pb)
Danish Crochet Term: fastmaske (fm)
French Crochet Term: maille serree (ms)
Italian Crochet Term: maglia bassa (m. bassa)
Polish Crochet Term: polslupek (psl.)
Portuguese Crochet Term: ponto baixo (p.b.)
Finnish Crochet Term: Kiintea silmukka
Russian Crochet Term: SC - Russian

For a handy printable table with all the basic terms please see this post: Basic Crochet Terms Translated

Please see the below photo collage for a visual representation of the single crochet stitch.

Feel free to PIN it for later reference.

Single Crochet Photo Tutorial Oombawka Design

I also have this step-by-step photo tutorial available:

Stitch Tutorials: Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet and Double Crochet

You may wish to book-mark it for later 🙂

I hope you have found this tutorial helpful!

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Crochet Hook pictured in the video: 5.5 mm (I) {Furls Hollywood}


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