How to Single Crochet (Video Tutorial)
We promise, after this tutorial, you will know how to do single crochet with ease.
It can be difficult to learn how to crochet on your own, but we're here to help with this tutorial on How to Single Crochet. Follow along with this quick video to see the movements, which will help you learn and master it fast. This single crochet tutorial will go through every step of how to do the single crochet stitch, which is the most essential stitch to learn in crochet.
You'll be amazed by what a simple video can teach you, and you'll be thrilled with your success with crochet after you master the basic stitches. You can be a beginner or even someone coming back to crochet that needs to refresh his or her memory. If you'd like to go at your own pace, check out the written instructions and pictures below.
Once you master this stitch, it's time to learn either the half double crochet stitch or the double crochet stitch. Check out our videos for each of these and go from there to more advanced stitches, like the triple crochet stitch.
- Crochet hook of choice
- Yarn of choice
Learn every stitch you'd ever need to know, from beginner-level to advanced. Our exhaustive page has every source you need to learn about them and how to do them. Check it out here:Crochet Stitch Directory: 26 Stitch Patterns
How to Single Crochet:
Insert your hook into center of your next working chain. Grab yarn (known as a yarn over) and draw through the chain stitch and up onto the hook so that you have two loops on your hook.
Using your hook, grab yarn and draw it through both loops on your hook, leaving just one loop on your hook. You've made one single crochet stitch.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 as many times as your pattern calls for.
With this new free book, 8 Different Crochet Stitches: Learn to Crochet Something New with Free Crochet Patterns, you can learn to crochet in new and exciting ways, simply by switching up your stitch. Get your free copy here:8 Different Crochet Stitches to Learn Free eBook (Volume I)
Tags / Related Topics
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Dec 17, 2018
I am having difficultly crocheting my dish cloth and getting the edges to be even all the way thru the project. Any suggestions? Also please start from the very beginning in making a chain and then turning the piece.....all done in a single crochet. Thank you!
Dec 18, 2018
Hi alfess105 9776922, thank you for your feedback, we will keep it in mind for future videos. Sewrella has a thorough article on tips and tricks for crocheting straight edges every time. Here is the URL - I hope this helps! https://www.sewrella.com/crochet-tips-straight-edges-everytime/
Nov 23, 2018
Thank you. Very well explained easy to follow for a total beginner which I am. I seem to be stuck though on what to do at the end/beginning of rows. Mine are not too often straight edged. Thank you.
Nov 26, 2018
Hi there, Sewrella has a thorough article on tips and tricks for crocheting straight edges every time. Here is the URL - I hope this helps! https://www.sewrella.com/crochet-tips-straight-edges-everytime/
Mar 16, 2018
have someone that is left handed would help us leftiea
ckwhite1614 009355 0
Dec 30, 2017
you do a great job, but I needed to know how to turn and to back..
Dec 13, 2017
It's amazing how much easier it is to learn crochet when watching a video vs words. Thanks!
Jul 17, 2017
A great video tutorial for a beginner crocheter or for someone that wants to learn to crochet. This is so well done that those that are still on the fence about learning to crochet should definitely want to pursue it now. It is explained so well and the video is clear and easy to see the steps.
Sep 21, 2016
can you make a how to bobble stich video
AFC Editor Julia
Sep 21, 2016
Hi Lanier, That stitch is actually on our list of videos to film in the studio! We have a left-handed version so far, if that helps: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Videos/How-to-Crochet-a-Bobble-Stitch-Craft-Video Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet
Mistress of All Ev il
Sep 16, 2016
I'm just going to file this away as MUCH NEEDED. After trying to learn how to crochet, I just can't quite get it down. My tension is all off. I'll be using this to get through the beginning bits. Thanks!
Sep 21, 2016
it just takes patients to learn i was horrible at first but i eventually got better
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
Join our community of 5 million crocheters! Right now!
- Get free crochet patterns, exclusive partner offers, and more.
- Information Use