Sunday, May 25, 2014

Single Crochet (SC) Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch (US Terms)

The SC or Single Crochet Stitch is one of the most basic stitches in crochet and is invaluable in a wide range of projects. I find that purses or bags made with SC stitches can be used well without having to line the inside. The fabric made from SC stitches is not very elastic either and therefore keeps its shape over time.

Here is my recommended video for SC stitches. Of course, you can always search for more detailed videos, if you have the patience to watch longer videos :)

If you are feeling adventurous, you can try to use this new stitch to create a Simple Dishcloth/Washcloth using SC stitches as follows:
1. Chain 21
2. Row 1: In the second chain from the hook, SC 1 and SC across in each chain (20 Stitches). CH1 and turn
3. Rows 2-21: SC in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. (20 stitches in each row).
4. Cut the yarn, pull the stitch through and weave in the ends using a yarn needle.

If you want to make a scarf, just continue Step 3 until you reach your desired length! And Voila! A scarf!

If you are feeling even more adventurous, you can create a beanie in the round using SC stitches:

The video below shows the use of what is called a "Magic loop" to begin the round. Since this might be a little intimidating to do, you can substitute the creation of the magic loop by simply chaining 4 stitches and then joining them and using the little round created as the loop.

For those who want to learn the Magic Loop:

For those who want to learn how to join the chain to make a round:

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