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Stitch Tutorial | Single Crochet

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Learn how to crochet the single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is a beginner foundational and basic stitch perfect for creating anything you'd like with a simple texture — lovely for sweaters, blankets, hats, dishcloths, pillows, amigurumi, and scarves, etc.

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Some quick notes...

Stitch Level | beginner

Pattern abbreviation | sc in standard US crochet terms

Stitch height | taller than a slip stitch (sl st), but shorter than a half double crochet (hdc)

Foundation | a slip knot followed by a series of foundation chains, or a series of chainless foundation single crochet stitches (abbreviated fsc) of any number (unless the pattern you are following indicates a specific number)

Turning chain | 1; the turning chain is the number of chains you make when starting a new row; the turning ch 1 will not count as a stitch unless noted in the pattern you're following

For this tutorial, I am using KnitCrate Vidalana Loftie DK yarn. Click here to try KnitCrate and get a Knit & Crochet Club crate or Sock Club crate for FREE!

Written Instructions

1. insert hook into next stitch

2. yarn over

3. pull up loop

4. yarn over

5. pull through 2 loops on hook

Photo Tutorial for a Series Foundation Chains

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Photo Tutorial for a Series of Chainless Foundation Single Crochet Stitches

Tap photos to reveal caption instructions. Click here for a video on how to do a chainless fsc.

Video Tutorial

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