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Single Crochet Stitch Pictorial

This free single crochet stitch pictorial or (dc for UK) will show you how to work the most used stitch in crochet.

A large number of crochet stitch patterns will include this in the main structure of the project or in the border.


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It is one of the easiest stitches to learn and it will make lovely items, can be used on it’s own or be combined with other stitches, like crinkly or brick stitch depending on your project.


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I have used this stitch in many of my patterns, check out some of them below:-

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This single crochet stitch pictorial below shows you in three easy steps how to make it.

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Single Crochet Stitch Pictorial

working in second chain

First Step – Make a chain length in an uneven number.

Second Step – Insert hook in second chain, pull up loop.

Third Step – yo, pull through 2 loops. (see pics above and below)


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I have used stylecraft special DK which is a light worsted #3 yarn (dk for UK) and a 4.50mm hook to make the sample.

Any ply yarn can be used as long as you follow the ball band for the appropriate hook size.


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I hope you are able to make many lovely projects by using this simple stitch.



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Gauges and sizing – All pattern sizing, yarn weights, gauges etc on this website are approx as everybody crochets differently.

Every effort is made to ensure the free crochet patterns are correct, but I am only human so mistakes may be made, if you find one please let me know by e-mail on

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