THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The beginners guide to crochet is here for you who’s completely new to crochet. I’ve split it up into 5 bite-size lessons teaching you all the details you’ll need to learn this amazing skill.
Part-2 Learn the Single Crochet. (YOU ARE HERE).
Through this beginners guide to crochet I’m going to teach you all the necessary skills you need to complete a crochet project, & in the end you will master crocheting a easy but beautiful sweater! The sweater is available for FREE when you sign up by clicking the link together with the beginners guide to crochet workbook.
Your reaction when seeing this sweater might be like: “I won’t be able to do that”, but I’m telling you right now. If you follow each step from beginning to end you’ll be able to master this sweater in a breeze. I promise you!
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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 2: LEARN THE SINGLE CROCHET
The crochet stitch you’ll learn in the second part of the beginners guide to crochet is the “Single Crochet” or shortened “sc”. I have split this in 7 steps:
1. Counting your “Chains”.
2. Put the hook through third chain from hook/next stitch.
3. Yarn over.
4. Draw up a loop.
5. Yarn over.
6. Pull yarn through both loops on hook.
7. You are ready for the next single crochet.
You’ll need the same as in part 1:
1. A Crochet Hook (the Waves Hooks from Knitpro is a great choice)
2. Yarn (You can purchase yarn from Love Crochet, Knit Picks, Wool Warehouse, Annie’s, Amazon, Etsy ect.)
As last time the type of hook or yarn doesn’t matter, but a big hook and thick yarn will be the best.
Now: Go grab your yarn & hook, lets get started with the second part of beginners guide to crochet!
THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 2: PHOTO INSTRUCTIONS
1. COUNTING YOUR CHAINS
Starting off you have to crochet the “Chain” from Part 1 of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet” a few times. I suggest you start with 10 chains.
When you are start crocheting the first “Single Crochet” from a chain row, you are going to start in the third chain from hook. After that you will crochet the “Single Crochet” in the next stitch.
To find your third chain from hook you have to count the stitches.
2. PUT THE HOOK THROUGH THIRD “CHAIN” FROM HOOK/NEXT STITCH
You are now ready for the “Single Crochet”.
Put the hook through the third chain from the front to back.
1st “Single Crochet*”in third “Chain” from hook. (When you repeat this step, put hook in next stitch).
3. YARN OVER
Always yarn over from back to front.
4. DRAW UP A LOOP
The yarn you just “Yarn over” will stay completely on the same place, but the loop will work its way over the yarn & hook.
You have 2 loops on the hook now.
5. YARN OVER
(The number on the picture should say 5 – a small mistake).
Always “yarn over” from back to front.
6. PULL YARN THROUGH BOTH LOOPS ON HOOK
The yarn you just “Yarn over” will stay completely on the same place, but the loops will work their way over the yarn & hook.
7. YOU ARE READY FOR THE NEXT SINGLE CROCHET
The steps 2-7 is one “Single Crochet”. Now you will repeat steps 2-7 in all stitches on the “Chain row”. There is a difference in step 2, where you will insert hook in the next stitch instead of the third chain from hook.
Repeat until you have finished “Single Crochet” stitches in all chains on the “chain row”.
THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO CROCHET PART 2: VIDEO GUIDE
In this video I’m showing you slowly how the “Single Crochet” is done. This will help to understand the pictures even better.
This is all you’ll learn today!
Now it is time to practice!
Check the Part-3 of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet” when you master this!
Just as a bit of knowledge:
I’m using US crochet terms & the “Single Crochet” is named “Double Crochet” in the UK. So for anyone in the UK or anyone who wants to follow UK crochet pattern just remember this.
An overview of “The Beginners Guide to Crochet”: