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Easy, free crochet patterns for beginners that use a single crochet stitch and very basic techniques. These are all great patterns for beginning crocheters to practice the single stitch.
So, you have learned how to make a slip knot , a crochet chain and the single (sc) stitch, so what can you make with that? Quite a few things, actually! Have a look at these fun, easy and all free single crochet patterns that you can now master.
As you probably already know, the first actual stitch that most beginners start with is the Single Crochet Stitch (sc).
This stitch is super easy and a good basic technique to learn. Many of the more advanced stitches are variations of, or built on, the single.
If you are anything like me, when you learn a new craft, you are always anxious to get started and learn all that you can about it. We want to do it all right away, right? The same is true for crocheting. Show me all of the stitches now!
Honestly though, once you learn the basics of how to work a new stitch, it is best to practice that stitch before moving on to the next.
“I already know how to make the single crochet stitch, so why do I need to practice?“
The main reason is that it takes some time and doing to get into a rhythm.
You want to get to the point where your stitches are basically the same size and have the same tension.
How do you do a single crochet stitch?
Once you have made a slip knot and crocheted a bunch of chain stitches, you are ready to begin the single stitch.
This tutorial shows you how to make a single step by step, but if you just need a refresher, the basic steps are as follows:
Insert the hook into a chain stitch, yarn over, pull loop through chain, yarn over again and pull yarn through both loops on your hook.
When you get comfortable working this basic stitch, head on over to this article which shares many different single crochet patterns you can make.
(The abbreviation for this stitch is ‘sc’)
What can I crochet with a single?
You can really make just about anything using just the sc stitch. This includes dish cloths, coasters and trivets, simple scarves and beanies, tote bags, baby blankets, baby booties, boot cuffs or boot toppers, headbands and earwarmers, etc.
The following free patterns will give you lots of ideas and inspiration. All of these patterns use just a single crochet along with basic techniques such as chaining and making a slip knot.
You will see that a couple of the patterns call for the single stitch to be worked in the front or back loop. If you need more information on that technique, check out this article.
Listing of free patterns
Can I crochet a blanket with a single stitch?
Absolutely, you can make a blanket or afghan using just a single crochet. It will take longer to complete than if you use a larger stitch, such as the double or triple. It will, however, create a close knit and warm blanket.
A smaller baby blanket or lap blanket might be a good one to start with. To add interest and variation to your blanket, you may want to use different colors and textures of yarn.
- How to Crochet a Single Stitch
- How to Double Crochet
- Step by step Half Double Crochet
- Making a Chain
- How to make a Slip Knot
- Common Crochet Abbreviations
- Half Double Crochet Patterns
- How to Triple Crochet