Crochet Talk - Stitches

Hi my craft lovers. It has been an exciting week for the side hustle (story for another time!). I thought I could talk about four basic stitches to help my keen novice crocheters who would like to venture into this world of yarn magic 

 

Basic Stitches (This tutorial uses US terms)

Chain Stitch

This is the most basic and easiest stitch. They are also the most important stitch in crochet. Chain stitches form the foundation of our projects.   

Step 1: Make a slip knot

Step 2: Yarn Over

Step 3: Pull through the loop on your hook

Single Crochet

Single Crochet, abbreviated as SC is one of the basic stitches 

Step One: Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

Step Two: Then, yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook.

And here is what your row would look like

Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet abbreviated as HDC. It is a bit taller than a single crochet. The steps of making HDC is very similar to a SC with one extra yarn-over in the beginning. 

Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook)

 Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop. (3 loops on the hook)

Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops

And there you have it!!

Double Crochet

Double Crochet is abbreviated as DC. It is taller than the other 2 stitches (twice as tall as the sc). 

Step1: Yarn over. Insert hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.

 

Step 2: Yarn over, and pull through two loops on the hook.

Step 3: Yarn over again, and pull through both loops on the hook.

And you are done with your 1st dc. 

There you have it. There are 2 other basic stiches that we will touch on later but these basic ones are perfect to start with (in my opinion) and like many other crafts... practice makes perfect. 

There are many wonderful free crochet projects out there that you could start with including YouTube tutorials. So be brave and follow your heart.

Let me know in the comments what you would want to see more of in these Blogs.

Till next time... 

Love and Blessings

 


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