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Free Single Crochet Patterns

Updated on August 1, 2014
Single crochet swatch
Single crochet swatch | Source

What is Single Crochet?

Single crochet is the most basic stitch in crochet, outside of the chain stitch. When worked together, single crochet stitches create a dense, sturdy fabric. Because the stitch is dense, it tends to use more yarn than other stitches.

Even though single crochet is a basic stitch you can use it to create a wide variety of patterns. Blankets, bowls, crochet toys, and other types of crochet items are created using the single crochet stitch. In fact, single crochet is also the common stitch used in making crochet stuffed animals and Amigurumi (Japanese crochet stuffed animals).

Additionally, the single crochet stitch is a foundation stitch. Once you master it, you can easily perform other stitches, such as half-double crochet and double crochet.

Here is a tutorial on how to perform the single crochet stitch. You can also watch the videos below for more details.

How to Create the Single Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet Patterns

This list is an example of the wide variety of items that can be created using the single crochet stitch.

Single Crochet Circle Coaster


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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this post on single crochet patterns. I'll be referring a young crochet student to this.