Today, we learn the single crochet! With this tutorial, you will be making a small single crochet swatch, that you can use as a nice little coaster after.
The basics of a single crochet are that you insert your hook into a stitch, yarn over your hook, pull back through the stitch. You will then have 2 loops on your hook, you then yarn over and pull through both loops on hook – stitch made. There are illustrations in the links I’ve provided below in the instructions.
- Size I / 5.50mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight (4) yarn of your choice
- Yarn needle
- Slip knot your yarn onto your hook
- Chain 16
- Row 1 – In the back loop only, you will single crochet* into second chain from hook, and in each chain to the end for a total of 15 single crochets
- Chain 1 and turn your work so the part you have chained/single crocheted is on the left side of your hook
- Row 2 – single crochet into both top loops of each single crochet across, be sure to count at the end of each row so you have 15 single crochets
- Rows 3-15 – repeat row 2
- At the end of row 15 you will cut your yarn and pull it through the loop that was on the hook, this will create a knot
- You can then take your yarn hook and sew in your ends
You’re done! You’ve just made your first single crochet project.
To practice the single crochet, here are a few projects to try:
- Single Crochet Tutorial – shows different ways to single crochet
- Single Crochet Scarf – can be done in stripes or solid
- Single Crochet Hat – shows 2 ways to make a hat