So you should have had plenty of time to crochet that chain, a few times, and should now know what it should look like and should be getting the feel of tension and how important it will be in the future.

It is now time to move on from that and begin what is called a SINGLE CROCHET.  You can do a lot with a single crochet.  Just recently I made a complete blanket for a little fella.  Little Riaan will appreciate it in the Melbourne winter. I also made a beanie all in single crochet, for a much bigger fella, who wears it with his psychodelic snow suit, resulting in many comments on the snow fields. ( much to his delight, and amusement)

Here is how to complete a single crochet.

  1. You have completed your chain to the desired length to complete your project
  2. SKIP the first chain.
  3. Insert hook into center of next chain stitch.
  4. Draw yarn through the chain stitch and up onto the hook. There are now 2 loops on hook.
  5. Bring yarn over hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on hook.
  6. One loop remains on the hook, and you have just made one single crochet stitch.
  7. Make one chain stitch then turn your work, counterclockwise, with the hook remaining in the loop.
  8. Continue with steps 3 – 5 through the whole row. Make one single crochet stitch in first stitch and in each remaining stitch of the previous row. Be sure to work into the last stitch. Chain 1, turn.
  9. Continue working your rows as above until you have reached the desired  length for your project.

If you try this is several different hook sizes and wool sizes, you will see that you get a different result each time.

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