Rookies Learn to Crochet Episode 2–(The Single Crochet Sttich)
(If you need to catch up, see the first lesson post here)
Each week I will present a new lesson, which will build on the skills and techniques we’ve learned from the previous lesson. To catch up, click here to be taken to the first lesson~ By the end of this series you will have learned and (hopefully) mastered the following basic skills:
- Single Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Double Crochet,
- Triple Crochet,
- Changing Color,
- Adding a Border,
- Finishing off and Weaving in Ends.
- Working into your foundation chain stitch
- Explanation of the “turning chain”
- Making the single crochet
From your previous lesson you have already completed the foundtaion chain stitches. We’re going to be working the single crochet stitches into these foundation stitches and building our project. Working into the chain is one of the most awkward things you’ll do as a crocheter. It takes a little bit of practice to get a feel for it, but keep at it, and I promise you’ll get it!
The first chain stitch near your hook is commonly referred to as “the turning chain” and isn’t usually worked into. What that means is that basically when you get to the end of a row of stitches, and want to continue working, you normally turn your work around and go back the way you just came from. When turning, you need a chain stitch to give you the freedom to move your work without it tangling.
Insert your hook into the second chain stitch from your hook.
Grab the working yarn with your hook
As we did when making the chain stitch, we’re going to pull a loop through.
There are now two loops on your hook.
Grabbing the working yarn with your hook is referred to as “Yarn Over”. So now I want you to yarn over like the picture below.
And now bring a loop through both the loops on your hook.
And now you’re back to one loop oon your hook.
Now all you do is repeat all these steps into each successive chain stitch across your row. Insert your hook into the next chain stitch,
Pull a loop through
Now you have two loops on your hook
Yarn over again
And pull a loop through both loops on your hook