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Crochet 101: Single Crochet Stitch

Updated on December 29, 2015

One of my favorite past times is crocheting. It is so simple and can be done with little thought. The first stitch that should be learned when learning to crochet is known as the single crochet stitch. We will be doing this stitch while going under both loops of the stitch. If you would like to know the difference looks of going under both loops vs. the back or font loop please click here. Luckily this stitch is the simplest stitch that requires the least amount of steps. After you master this with simple yarn, be creative and experiment with different types of fun yarn!

We used a 5.5 mm sized hook
We used a 5.5 mm sized hook

What You Need:

  • Simple yarn that will be easy to distinguish stitch from stitch
  • Hook of Your Choice (we used 5.5mm)


Step 1

After you have finished your beginning chain or row. (click here to learn how to make your beginning chain) Push your hook underneath the first stitch and make sure that you have both loops underneath your hook. Now you should have 3 loops on your hook.

What Type of Single Stitch Do You Like?

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Step 2

Wrap your yarn around the front of your hook and pull the yarn through the two loops that you just went under. Now you should have two loops on your hook.

Step 3

Last step! Now wrap your yarn again around the front of your hook. Pull through the two loops that were on your hook. Now you should have one loop on your hook.

Remember practice makes perfect. If you find that it doesn't look right, pull on your string to undo and try again. If you are still slightly confused, there is a video down below of the process we just learned today. Happy crocheting!

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