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How to Single Crochet

Single Crochet Wristers

When you are first learning how to crochet, the single crochet stitch is the first “complete” stitch you will often be taught after mastering how to chain.

The single crochet stitch is the most basic stitch you’ll have in your crochet stitch repertoire, and you’ll find yourself using it in many places. You can make anything from a sweet crochet baby blanket to cozy-warm crochet sweater with the versatile crochet stitch.

  1. Insert the hook under both front and back loops of the V.
    single crochet step one
  2. Wrap the yarn over the hook from back to front (yarn over) and draw it through the V.
    single crochet step two
  3. You now have two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull the yarn through both loops.
    single crochet step three
  4. And there you go, you’ve just made one single crochet stitch!

Now that you’ve mastered the single crochet, check out this super-easy pattern for a pair of fingerless mitts that you can work up in no time at all.

Give ‘em Spirit Crochet Wristers

Pattern by Red Heart

Single Crochet WristersSkill Level: Easy

Size: One size

Gauge: 12 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 14 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in sc


Yarn: Red Heart Team Spirit (100% acrylic; 244 yards [223 meters]/141 grams): #936 Gold/Black (1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm)
Notions: Yarn needle

Special Stitches

Fpdc (front post double crochet): Yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

Pattern (Make Two)


Ch 24; join with a slip st in first ch to form ring, being careful not to twist the chain.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next ch and each ch around; join with a slip st in top of ch-2. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, * fpdc around next st, hdc in next st; repeat from * to last st; fpdc around last st; join.
Repeat Round 2 until 2” [5 cm] from beginning.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc.
Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join.
Repeat last round until 7” [18 cm] from beginning.
Thumb Opening: Ch 1, sc in each sc around to last 4 sc, ch 4, skip last 4 sc; join.
Next Rnd: Ch 2, skip first sc, hdc in each sc and ch around; join. (24 sts)
Repeat last round until 8” [20 cm] from beginning. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.



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