Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chain and Single Crochet Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/19/16



There are a few very common crochet stitches that will allow you to create just about anything in crochet. I’ll share those with you first so you have a sturdy foundation. Then we’ll move on into fancy stitches that really aren’t that hard to make at all. Some of them look extremely complex, but don’t be fooled by their appearance.

The first stitches we need to make are the chain and single crochet stitches. These stitches are used for many things, and they are among my favorites. I’ve used them to make stuffed animals, lacy doilies, purses and blankets. They are versatile and easy to do.

Please watch the following video to learn to make a chain stitch. 




To make single crochet, begin with a basic crochet chain. Make a slip stitch, wrap yarn around hook and pull up a loop.

Step 1: Insert hook into second chain from hook.

Step 2: Yarn over, pull up a loop. You now have 2 loops on your hook.

Step 3: Yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook.

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