The single stitch is a stitch that is very common and you should definitely know as a beginner. For example, most amigurumi’s (stuffed animals) are made with the single crochet stitch.

Some notes: If you work a single crochet in a foundation chain, you will start in the second chain from the hook. The first chain is the turning chain. You will start a new row with one turning chain and work the single crochet into the next stitch.

Because you will crochet in the round to make an amigurumi, you will start a new row without a turning chain. Use a stitch marker to mark a new row.

The symbol of a single crochet in a crochet chart is an X or + and the abbreviation is sc.

Below you will find a video and photo tutorial of the single crochet stitch.

Video tutorial Single Crochet

Photo tutorial Single Crochet

Step 1 single crochet

1 – Always work your first single crochet in the second chain of the foundation row. Insert the hook into the second chain. Yarn over (wrap the yarn over the hook).

2 – Pull the yarn through the stitch. You will have two loops left on your hook.

Step 3 Single Crochet

3 – Yarn over, pull the yarn through both loops on the hook.

step 4 single crochet

4 – Your first single crochet is finished!

5 – When you finished your first row, it will be time to turn your work. Start with one chain.

Step 6 single crochet

6 – Insert your hook in the first stitch. Make sure you insert the needle under both loops of the stitch from the previous row. Yarn over and pull the yarn through the stitch.

step 7 single crochet

7 – Yarn over and pull through both loops.

step 8 single crochet

8 – Now you’ve made the first single crochet stitch in a new row.