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Single Crochet

Updated May 20, 2024

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The single crochet stitch known as double crochet in the UK is possibly one of the most popular crochet stitches as it is often one of the first stitches you will learn when starting to crochet. Single crochet is a neat, dense stitch that creates a simple but beautiful texture, looking identical on both sides which is great if you want to make a blanket or scarf that will be seen on both sides. For those of you who love amigurumi you’ll also use this stitch a lot! So in general single crochet is a great stitch for beginners to master.

Pattern use ideas

  • Amigurumi
  • Blankets
  • Hats & Scarfs
  • Home Accessories


Single crochet is a versatile crochet stitch and looks great in all types of yarns. However, if you are a beginner I recommend starting with a DK or Aran weight yarn along with the corresponding crochet hook, you will find this information on the band of your selected yarn.

I have used:

Yarn: I used Paintbox Cotton DK in colours pistachio green, vanilla cream and blush pink.

Hook: I have used a 4mm Athena Hook

Darning Needle


Single Crochet Front View
Single Crochet Back View


Written in US terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for single crochet, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Rotate through colours A, B & C changing colour every 2 rows on the last pull through of the last st.

Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide


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Single Crochet Stitch Pattern

Foundation Chain: Ch 47

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn [46 sts]

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first st and across. Turn.

Row 3-59: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Sew in ends.


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Well done on learning how to single crochet! I hope you found the free pattern and video tutorial helpful? I always love to see your makes so tag me in your makes on social media using #bellacococrochet

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