Beginners will use this section to learn the basic skills they will need to go through crochet projects.
The basic crochet stitches are: chain (ch), sl (slip stitch), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc) and its variations (triple crochet (tr), etc.)
To make stitch, you need to wrap the yarn over the hook (yo). Wrapping the yarn over the hook doesn’t make a stitch: the yarn has to be pulled through another stitch or another loop in order to complete a stitch.
Every crochet stitch needs a base: it can be a chain, or the stitches from the previous row.
Here is a phototutorial for the very basic stitches.
1. The starting slip knot
Make a slip knot, insert the hook through the loop and catch the tail. Draw the yarn through the loop on the hook.
Yarn over the hook (yo), catch the thread with the hook, draw the thread grom left to right through the loop on the kook. You have now made 1 chain.
Each chain is made of 2 loops which look like “V”
|Yo, draw yarn from left to right into the loop on hook||Repeat the process to form a row of chains.|
3. Slip stitch (sl)
Mainly used to join two pieces of crochet, or to join when working in rounds. Insert hook through designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through the stitch and the loop on the hook.
4. Single crochet (sc)
Insert hook into designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw yearn through both loops.
5. Half double crochet
Yo, insert hook in designated stitch, yo again, draw yarn through the stitch, yo, draw thread through all 3 loops on hook
|Yo, insert hook through designated stitch, yo, draw yarn through stitch||Yo, draw yarn through 2 first loops on hook||Yo, draw yarn through 2 last loops.|
Triple crochet: yo 2 times, insert hook in designated stitch and draw a loop
Yo, draw loop through the 2 first loops on hook
Again, Yo, draw loop through the 2 first loops on hook
Yo, draw loop through the 2 last loops on hook