by ArticlesofaDomesticGoddess | January 16, 2015 5:35 pm
Single Crochet Stitch In Patterns:
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! 
Here are a list of common abbreviations that you will see in patterns: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/crochet.html
Turning Chains – Basic and Alternative <– video and tutorial: http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/turning-chains/
If you’re finished with the Single Crochet Stitch, visit the : http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/learn-to-crochet-half-double-crochet-stitch/