Single Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch In Patterns: 

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The Single Crochet Stitch is abbreviated “sc” within patterns.

Here are a list of common abbreviations that you will see in patterns


Steps for Completing the Single Crochet Stitch-

  • One loop on hook

  • Insert hook into next stitch

  • Yarn over and pull up a loop

  • Two loops on hook

  • Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook

  • One loop on hook

Working into the foundation chain:

When starting out a chain to crochet, you will need one extra stitch in your foundation chain than you plan to have in the row for the single crochet stitch. So if you plan for your first stitch to be a single crochet stitch and you want 10 stitches in your row, you are going to chain 11. You will work your first single crochet stitch into the second chain from your hook, skipping the first chain and counting that as your turning chain.

 Working in to an established row:

Once you have completed a row, you will need to turn your work so that you can work into the tops of the stitches you just completed. If you want your first stitch to be a single crochet stitch in the next row, you will need to chain one; counting the chain as your turning chain. You need the chain to raise your hook to the proper height before you can complete the single crochet stitch. You will work your first stitch into the first stitch in the row.


Turning Chains – Basic and Alternative <– video and tutorial


 If you’re finished with the Single Crochet Stitch, visit the

Half Double Crochet Stitch page next!


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