Single Crochets are used in nearly every crochet pattern; they help create a tight fabric, and will be the foundation for your future projects!
Begin by working a foundation chain one stitch longer than your desired amount of stitches.
Find the second chain stitch from your hook, this is the chain that you will be working into.
Insert your crochet hook into the top loop of the second chain stitch from your hook.
Yarn-over to hook the yarn in your left hand.
Pull the yarn through the chain stitch. You will now have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over once more.
Pull through both loops on your hook. This is your first single crochet stitch.
Find your next chain stitch.
Repeat steps 3-7 on each consecutive chain stitch across the row.
You will be able to tell when you reach the end of the row because every chain stitch will be worked into a single crochet.
You may count the new stitches at this point to be sure you have worked each one.
To begin the next row, chain one stitch.
Turn your work.
Skipping the stitch you have just chained, insert your hook into both loops of the first stitch.
Yarn-over and pull through.
Yarn over once more and pull through both loops on your hook.
You have now crocheted your first stitch on your second row! Single crochet into each stitch on this row.
Repeat steps 12-17 on each consecutive row.
Next week we will learn how to Double Crochet!