How to Crochet... Part 3: Single Crochet

crocheting is an awesome hobby... i show you how to master the basics :)

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How to Crochet... Part 3: Single Crochet
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check out my previous guides for more detail on the supplies... it doesn't take much to start this awesome hobby :)

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this is part 3 of my crochet guides: the single crochet (short: sc) it's a neat and easy stitch for everyone.

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before you start with this stich you must master the slip knot (starting knot) and the foundation chain.

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single crochet can be an actuall row or part of a pattern stitch (more on this in an other guide). we stick with a plain single crochet to get you used to the stich

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first you need your chain... i did 21 chains but you can go with any amount you like (i suggest keeping it small in the beginning)

first you need your chain... i did 21 chains but you can go with any amount you like (i suggest keeping it small in the beginning)

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wrap the yarn around your left index finger and hold the hook in your right hand. we're going to work from right to left. (i can't hold the yarn AND the hook because i need to hold the camera xD)

wrap the yarn around your left index finger and hold the hook in your right hand. we're going to work from right to left. (i can't hold the yarn AND the hook because i need to hold the camera xD)

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do you get the idea?

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we skip the first chain. that's the last one you made (where my siccors are pointing at)

we skip the first chain. that's the last one you made (where my siccors are pointing at)

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we will insert the hook in the little hole right under the loop of the second chain (where my siccors are pointion at)

we will insert the hook in the little hole right under the loop of the second chain (where my siccors are pointion at)

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insert the hook

insert the hook

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under and around the working yarn (like you did for the chain)

under and around the working yarn (like you did for the chain)

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pull trough your chain (first loop on the hook) now you have two loops on your hook, slightly above your chain

pull trough your chain (first loop on the hook) now you have two loops on your hook, slightly above your chain

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yarn over and around your hook again just like befor...

yarn over and around your hook again just like befor...

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and pull trough both loops on your hook. you now have one loop left on your hook. you just finished your first single crochet :)

and pull trough both loops on your hook. you now have one loop left on your hook. you just finished your first single crochet :)

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for the next stitch you're going to insert your hook in the next hole of your foundation chain (where the siccors are pointing at)

for the next stitch you're going to insert your hook in the next hole of your foundation chain (where the siccors are pointing at)

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yarn around and...

yarn around and...

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... pull trough the first loop... yarn around and...

... pull trough the first loop... yarn around and...

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... both remaing loops... you made your second single crochet!!! :)

... both remaing loops... you made your second single crochet!!! :)

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keep going till you reach your last chain

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it should look like this when you completed your last single crochet

it should look like this when you completed your last single crochet

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then you yarn around again and pull through the loop on your hook

then you yarn around again and pull through the loop on your hook

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that's called a turning chain... by doing this you will get a a straight edge all the way up your work

that's called a turning chain... by doing this you will get a a straight edge all the way up your work

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a turning chain is important to give you a clean and staight edge. but you should count your stitches while you go as well. if you chained 21 (like i did)...

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... you should have 20 single crochets + 1 chain by the end of the row = 21 again :) pay close attention to catch every chain or your work will be wonky :)

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now you turn your work clockwise. the working yarn should be behind your work

now you turn your work clockwise. the working yarn should be behind your work

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you don't work trough your turning chain... work trough the top of your first single crochet (where my siccors are pointing at, you know it by now xD)

you don't work trough your turning chain... work trough the top of your first single crochet (where my siccors are pointing at, you know it by now xD)

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carefully put your hook trough both loops on the top... yarn around

carefully put your hook trough both loops on the top... yarn around

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pull trough the two top loops (see them like they would be one loop)... yarn around

pull trough the two top loops (see them like they would be one loop)... yarn around

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and pull trough both loops on your hook... you finished your first single crochet in the second row :)

and pull trough both loops on your hook... you finished your first single crochet in the second row :)

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now just keep going till you reach the end... remember to count your stitches... 1 turning chain... turn clockwise and start again :)

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the last stitch can be tricky... but don't miss it... it's right there where the siccors are pointing at, carefull that you catch both loops (front and back) :)

the last stitch can be tricky... but don't miss it... it's right there where the siccors are pointing at, carefull that you catch both loops (front and back) :)

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now get your stuff and practice :) see you for the next part... part 4: double crochet kisses&hugs

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