The Single Crochet
In addition to the chain stitch the single crochet is a very important part of crocheting.
Lots of patterns and projects include the single crochet throughout. So if you are just learning to crochet, the single crochet will be another stitch you will want to familiarize yourself and practice with.
If your not sure on how to perform a chain stitch it will be very important for you to learn before you can continue to single crochet. If you need some help please view my previous post about how to do a chain stitch. http://craftynowy.blogspot.com/2012/02/so-here-we-go-again.html
First you will want to do a chain stitch I have complete a chain stitch of 12 (11 for my pattern plus one chain stitch).
After you complete the chain stitch you are going to insert your hook one stitch away from the needle. (seen below). You should have two loops on your hook now.
You will now yarn over your hook and pull through the first loop on your hook.
You should still have two loops on your hook.You will now yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.
You have just completed your first single crochet! YAY for you! You will want to repeat this process over and over until you get to the end of the chain stitch.
Once you reach the end of the single crochet line, you will chain one. You will always perform a chain one at the end of the line to turn the project over. You will begin from the first single crochet from the hook and repeat.
The first single crochet row can be a little bit challenging if your just beginning because there is not much to hold on to. Just take your time on the first row, as you progress it will get easier and easier. Believe me I have been crocheting on and off since I was 10. So don't give up just like anything else with practice comes perfection.
Thank you for your support and reading this post, if you know anyone who is looking to learn to crochet send them this way, there will be many more posts to come!
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