How to make a single crochet


The single crochet (sc) is one of the basic crochet stitches, and it's commonly used in many crochet projects. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to make a single crochet:

Materials Needed:

  1. Yarn: Choose a yarn of your preference.
  2. Crochet Hook: Select a crochet hook that complements your yarn. The recommended hook size is usually mentioned on the yarn label.


Step 1: Make a Foundation Chain

Start by making a foundation chain. You can refer to the previous explanation on how to make a crochet chain.

Step 2: Insert the Hook

Once you have your foundation chain, insert your crochet hook into the second chain from the hook. This is the first chain you made after the slip knot.

  1. Insert the hook from front to back through the center of the chain.

Step 3: Yarn Over (YO)

After inserting the hook into the chain, yarn over (YO).

  1. Hold the working yarn in your left hand.
  2. Bring the yarn over the hook from back to front.

Step 4: Pull Up a Loop

Pull the yarn through the chain stitch, creating two loops on the hook.

  1. Use the hook to draw the yarn through the chain stitch.
  2. You now have two loops on your hook.

Step 5: Yarn Over and Pull Through

Yarn over (YO) again and pull through both loops on the hook.

  1. Yarn over (YO) from back to front.
  2. Pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.

Step 6: Complete the Single Crochet

You should now have one loop on your hook, completing the single crochet stitch.

Step 7: Repeat

Continue working single crochet stitches across the foundation chain, inserting the hook into the next chain, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through both loops on the hook.


  • Keep your tension consistent to achieve even stitches.
  • Insert the hook under both top loops of the V-shaped stitch in the chain.
  • Practice maintaining an even gauge for a neater appearance.

The single crochet creates a dense fabric and is often used in amigurumi, dishcloths, scarves, and more. Once you've mastered the single crochet, you can explore other crochet stitches and patterns.

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