Learning how to crochet can be such a great experience once you get all the basics down. And when we think of the foundational steps of crocheting, we think of the single crochet stitch. If you’re new to the craft, you’re in luck: As part of our GH Stitch Club, we’re showing beginners all the basic techniques for knitting and crocheting, including how to single crochet.
A single crochet is the most basic, and in some cases, the most important step to tackle before you create a project (FYI: we have a bunch of great options to choose from here) as there are so many ways to work it. You can make baby booties, a hat and scarf by using just single crochet stitches. Once you’ve got it down, you can continue to work with the single crochet on its own or combine it with other stitches, depending on what you’re making.
Note: In the video above we’re using two strands of yarn to crochet, but typically, you will only be using one.
How to single crochet
Step 1: Make a loop.
Step 2: Insert your hook into the first loop.
Step 3: Yarn over and pull through to create a second loop on your hook.
Step 4: Yarn over once again and pull through the two loops on your hook.
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