How to Single (sc) Crochet ~ A Stitch Guide.
Single Crochet is abbreviated as sc in crochet patterns. This stitch is the shortest of stitches if we don’t include the Slip Stitch (sl). Single Crochet is easy to make. (Note that if you are using UK or Australian crochet pattern they will call a SC stitch a DC (double crochet) stitch).
Make a slip knot and chains. In this example chain 10.
How to crochet the working row 2 of single crochet stitches
At end of chain turn. Do not remove hook when you turn. This is called the turning chain. Skip last chain made, and insert the hook into 2nd chain from hook. Yarn over, pull yarn through chain creating 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull yarn over both loops on hook.
Insert hook into remaining chains. In each chain repeat the process: Yarn over, pull yarn through chain creating 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull yarn through both loops on hook. At end of chain turn. Again do not remove hook from work when you turn. Loop on hook is called turning chain. You now have 9 sc on hook (one less then your foundation chain).
Insert hook into last sc made previous row. Continue crochet in each sc like this: Insert hook into the middle of the last sc stitch previous row. Yarn over, pull through chain creating 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull yarn through both loops on hook. Continue to end of row. Fasten off.
Fasten off and Weave in ends.
When Fastening off you cut the yarn and pull it through loop on hook. Remove hook from work. Pull yarn tight.
When you Weave in end you can use a sewing needle and insert the needle into the stitches weaving in the end yard back into work.