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Crochet for Beginners - Basic Crochet Stitches


Hello friends! In our next Crochet for Beginner's Series, you'll learn how to work the most basic crochet stitches now that you're familiar with your foundation chains.


If you haven't seen the first 6 videos, I recommend you start there! The Crochet Basics go over how to choose your yarn, hook, and will get you started!

In this post, I'll go over the 4 most common stitches, the single, half double, double and treble crochet stitches, Each one builds up from the last stitch so that you can familiarize yourself with the different stitches and practice your tension.


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Let's dig in!


The single crochet is the smallest (shortest) stitch of the 4. You start by inserting your hook into the indicated stitch (usually the next one) and yarn over to pull up a loop through that stitch. Then you yarn over and pull through both of the loops on your hook. Ta-da!




The half double crochet requires one additional step. With each stitch, you'll see that your stitches are a little taller than your last one. Before you insert your hook into the indicated stitch (like the single crochet), you want to yarn over first so that there's 2 loops on your hook. Then you insert your hook into the next st and yarn over to pull up a loop through that stitch. Now you have 3 loops on your hook. You then, yarn over and pull through all 3 of the loops on your hook. Ta-da!


The double crochet requires one more additional step than the half double crochet stitch. Start with yarning over, insert your hook into the next st and yarn over to pull up a loop through that stitch. Now you have 3 loops on your hook. The different from the hdc is you will yarn over, and pull through only 2 loops on your hook leaving you with 2 more loops on your hook. You then, yarn over and pull through both of the loops on your hook. Ta-da!

The treble (or triple) crochet stitch is the tallest st of the 4. Start with yarning over TWICE, insert your hook into the next st and yarn over to pull up a loop through that stitch. Now you have FOUR loops on your hook. Just like the double crochet stitch, you will yarn over and pull through only 2 loops on your hook but with the treble, you do this THREE times (instead of 2 like the dc). Ta-da!


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