How to do Basic Crochet Stitches

Hello, lovely people!

Today, I’m going to be teaching you the 4 most basic and commonly used crochet stitches – Single Crochet (sc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Double Crochet (dc), and Treble Crochet (tr). The projects you can make using just these 4 are endless. This is the second post following the beginner’s guide to crochet which teaches you how to do a slip knot on your hook, how to make your foundation chain and how to do slip stitches.

Start off with your foundation chain using as many stitches as needed for your project. Just for practice, I recommend doing a chain of at least 10 and repeating over and over again until you’re comfortable in your stitches. Make sure you’re not doing your foundation chain too tight or it will make working into it very difficult. If you find that you keep making it too tight, use a larger hook for the foundation chain and then switch back to your regular hook to work the stitches.

For practicing new stitches, it’s best to use a medium weight yarn that is light in color so you can see your stitches better, and a 5mm crochet hook.

 

 

Single Crochet (sc)

Insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Yarn over, pull through the first loop. (You now have two loops remaining on hook.) Yarn over, pull through the last two loops.

 

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Yarn over, insert your hook into the 3rd chain from your hook. Yarn over, pull through the first loop. (You now have 3 loops on hook) Yarn over, pull through remaining 3 loops.


Half Double Crochet

 

 

Double Crochet (dc)

Yarn over, insert hook into the 4th chain from hook. Yarn over, pull through first loop. (You now have 3 loops on your hook.) Yarn over, pull through first two loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through last two loops on hook.


Double Crochet

 

 

Treble Crochet (tr)

Yarn over twice, insert your hook into the 5th chain from hook. Yarn over, pull through first loop. (You will now have 4 loops on hook.) Yarn over, pull through first two loops. Yarn over, pull through next two loops. Yarn over, pull through last two loops.


Treble Crochet

 

Repetition is key for mastering any crochet stitch. These will feel more natural the more you practice them. Until next time, stay safe and happy crocheting!

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