Saturday, 19 January 2013

Single Crochet

Before you make a single crochet you need a foundation row. This will be what you make your stitches into. A foundation row is made up of chains. Make a length of chains and add one more chain than the number you need.

In the second chain from the hook insert the crochet hook.

Wrap the yarn around the hook.

Pull the hook and the yarn through the loop.

There are now 2 loops on the hook.

Wrap the yarn around the hook.

Pull the yarn and the hook through both the loops on the hook.

You have now made your first single crochet.
Carry on making single crochets until you reach the end of the chain.

To start a new row you first need to make a turning chain as you will need the height to make the new stitch. If you don't make a turning chain the edge of your work will not be straight. To make a turning chain for a single crochet, make one chain (ch1).

Turn your stitching as you always crochet right to left. You are now ready to start a new row. When you start the stitch make sure you insert the hook through both the loops of the stitch on the previous row.

Carry on making the single crochet as before.

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