Crochet Basics: Single Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University!

Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble crochet, you’ll learn all of the basic stitches and concepts.

For Crochet University you will need some basic supplies. To begin, we’re going to be using Macra-Made super bulky yarn and a large crochet hook. The advantage of using a bulky weight yarn to begin with is that the loops and stitches are much more easily visible as you’re learning.

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You will also need an easy-to-use crochet hook. We recommend Dreamz Crochet Hooks. Dreamz hooks are designed by people who know and understand the art of crochet. All hooks have grooves that stitch slippage, making life a bit easier for beginning crocheters. Dreamz hooks have a polished wood surface that insures effortless glide – they work with every type of material.

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Lesson 6: Single Crochet

The  Single Crochet (sc) is the most basic crochet stitch. Work the sc by inserting the hook in the desired st, yo, draw yarn through lp, yo,   draw yarn through 2 lps on hook. These steps complete one single crochet.

Repeat the steps for each sc needed in the crochet design.

Watch the Right-Handed Video Lesson:

 

Watch the Left-Handed Video Lesson:

Crochet is a timeless skill that’s easy to learn — and always perfect for making the latest accessories. With right- and left-hand diagrams, Learn to Crochet teaches the basics of crochet while you are making a coaster. Then there are more easy projects (a spa cloth, scarf with pom-poms, cowl, ripple throw, and hand mitts)  presented for practicing your new skills. Free online technique videos are available as a bonus tool!

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Maggie is excited to bring you Crochet University: First Semester. Lessons for this semester are: Crochet Basics: Slip Knot, Crochet Basics: Hand Position, Crochet Basics: Chain, Crochet Basics: Foundation Chain, Crochet Basics: Slip Stitch, and Crochet Basics: Single Crochet.

 

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