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The Single Crochet Stitch is usually the first stitch any novice crocheter learns.
As a matter of fact, it is the simplest of all the crochet stitches. In addition, it is also the shortest stitch after the slip stitch.
In fact, the fabric created by the Single Crochet Stitch is easy to recognize as it has a very dense pattern. Furthermore, the fabric has a very sturdy quality.
This stitch is simply perfect for projects that you want to be closed. Think of thick blankets, winter scarves, dishcloths. The stitch also works great on bags and pillows. It is also the primary stitch used in amigurumi.
Learning this stitch will serve as the foundation for your crocheting adventures as all the other stitches are typically just variations of this fundamental stitch.
Once you’ve mastered this fundamental stitch, there are virtually limitless ways you can use it. It can be worked in rows, or rounds, in spirals, or as edging for crocheted afghan blankets.
To make this crochet stitch, you would need to create a foundation chain and then complete a series of yarnovers.
If you are not familiar with how to crochet the single crochet, we have a great, step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Single Crochet: Learn How to Single Crochet.
This stitch pattern is using US crochet terms. As a matter of fact, the term “single crochet” is not used in UK crochet terms. You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article: Crochet Terms: The Differences Between US vs UK Crochet Terms Explained.
Techniques Used for the Single Crochet Stitch Pattern
Crochet Instructions – Step by Step
Multiple: any number of stitches (one stitch will be for the turning chain)
1 sc in 2nd ch from the crochet hook.
1 sc in every chain to end.
Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch).
1 sc in ever sc to end of row.
Make sure you're inserting the crochet hook, from front to back, under both loops of each stitch (this looks like a “V”).
Repeat Step 3 until you have reached the desired height.
Crochet Chart for the Single Crochet Stitch
For those who prefer a visual representation of a crochet stitch pattern, I have included a crochet diagram.