Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to single crochet? Here I’ll walk you through how to make the single crochet stitch, including step-by-step photos, written instructions, and an easy to follow video tutorial!

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Making the Single Crochet Stitch

What is SC?

SC or sc is the crochet stitch abbreviation for the single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is often one of the first stitches learned by beginner crocheters, as it is used for so many different projects.

In particular, single crochet is often used as the primary stitch for amigurumi crochet projects, which is my favorite way to utilize them. However, it can also be used for creating garments, hats, toys, seams, edges, and more!

Materials Needed to Make a Single Crochet Stitch

You won’t need any additional tools or materials to create a single crochet stitch. You’ll just need the yarn and hook that you are already using for your project.

How to Single Crochet

Let’s learn how to do a single crochet stitch!

First you will insert your hook into the designated stitch. Then you will yarn over and draw up a loop (creating 2 loops on your hook). Next you will yarn over again and then pull your yarn through both loops on your hook. This creates the single crochet stitch!

This is also illustrated in both a video and photo tutorial below.

Single Crochet in Rows

If you are using the single crochet stitch in a project that is working in rows, you will need to utilize a turning chain. Different stitches require a different number of chains. If you need help with the chain stitch, be sure to check out the slip knot and chain stitch tutorial.

For the single crochet stitch worked in rows, you will utilize 1 turning chain stitch to start the new row of single crochet. The turning chain is used at the beginning of each single crochet row to bring the yarn up to the height needed for the next stitch. Typically the turning ch 1 does not count as a stitch (unless otherwise noted, be sure to check your pattern’s “notes” section).

Video Tutorial for How to Single Crochet in a Chain

In this crochet video tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a single crochet stitch in a chain

Please note that this video is for learning the single crochet stitch, and is not intended to teach the slip knot and chain. If you are not familiar with the slip knot and chain, please view the full slip knot and chain tutorial here.

Single Crochet in the Round

If you are using the single crochet stitch in a project that is working in rounds, you will not need to utilize a turning chain. Instead, you will use a stitch marker to track the first stitch of each row, and continue you work in a spiral.

The single crochet stitch worked in the round is often used for projects like amigurumi, and sometimes for hats that are worked from the top down.

Tips for Making a Single Crochet Stitch

  • Be sure that your tension (how tightly you keep the yarn as you are working your stitch) is consistent throughout your project. Consistency will improve the more that you practice.

Video Tutorial for How to Single Crochet in a Magic Ring

In this crochet video tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a single crochet stitch into a magic ring.

Please note that this video is for learning the single crochet stitch, and is not intended to teach the magic ring. If you are not familiar with the magic ring, please view the full magic ring tutorial here.

Photo Tutorial for How to Single Crochet

This crochet photo tutorial will demonstrate how to do the single crochet stitch.

Insert hook into designated stitch.
Insert hook into designated stitch.
Yarn over and pull up a loop.
(2 loops on your hook)
Yarn over, pull through both loops on your hook.
Single crochet stitch made!

Want to learn more about crochet? Be sure to check out my other crochet tutorials and tips.

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More Crochet Tutorials

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial on the single crochet stitch! If you want to get started on using the single crochet stitch in a project, be sure to check out all of my amigurumi crochet patterns!

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Nicole

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