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Beginning Crochet: Part 3

There are four basic stitches in crochet. You can create an entire item from single crochet, the easiest of all crochet stitches, but it won’t look very interesting!


Single Crochet (sc)- This is the most basic crochet. Insert your hook into the second stitch in your chain stitch. Yarn over and pull back through the chain stick. You will now have TWO loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull the yarn through both loops. This is a single crochet stitch. The hook is placed through the second stitch only for the first row and in the first in the following. Yay! We can crochet! Here’s a video for single crochet stitch.

Half Double Crochet (hc)- Now we are getting a little fancier. Yarn over and stick your hook through the third chain stitch (Again, this for the first row only. Stick your hook through the first stitch for subsequent rows). YO again and pull through. Now with three loops on your hook, YO again and pull through. Here’s a video again!

 

Double Crochet (dc)- Yarn over and stick your hook through the fourth chain stitch. YO and pull through. YO again and pull through the first two loops on your needle. YO again and pull through the last two loops. If you double crochet every stitch, it will be a very tight weave; double crochet every other stitch for a looser weave. Here’s a video to demonstrate double crochet.

Triple Crochet (tc)- Now we are just showing off. For this crochet, yarn over TWICE and then stick your hook into the fifth stitch. YO and pull through. YO again and draw it through the first two loops on the hook. Repeat this process two more times until all the loops are off the chain! Again, use tc every other stitch for a loser stitch. Another video might help you out!

Ok, so I can crochet a line. Now what?

 
 

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