Single Crochet
The single crochet is the most basic stitch in crochet,
Step by step
The single crochet is the most basic stitch in crochet,
and you can use it to make all kinds of garments.
It is the shortest of all the crochet stitches so projects worked in single crochet are denser than the others.
To work a single crochet,
insert your hook into the stitch indicated in the pattern,
and yarn over.
Draw the yarn through the stitch.
You will have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over again and draw the yarn through the two loops.
You have just worked a single crochet.
As you can see, crochet stitches are built from the top.
This is why you must work a certain number of chains at the beginning of each row to reach the height needed to work your stitches.
Single crochet is one chain tall, so at the beginning of a row of single crochet you have to chain one.
This chain counts as the first single crochet,
so the following stitches should be worked starting
with the second stitch from the previous row.