Basic Crochet Stitches

Brand new to crochet?

Here are some of the most basic stitches you should learn. Most complicated stitch patterns are just a combination of these basics, so once you master these, you’ll be able to make nearly anything!

Single Crochet

Abbreviated

SC

When you'll use it

Single crochet is a stitch that can be worked into chains. It is a shorter stitch, approximately as tall as it is wide. This is a common stitch for hats, shawls, garments, and amigurumi.

How to do it

Insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops.

Step One

1. Insert hook in indicated stitch or space

Step Two

2. Yarn over.

Step Three

3. Pull a loop.

Step Four

4. Yarn over.

Step Five

5. Pull through 2 loops.

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