Beginner Crochet Series – Quick Crochet Stitch Review

Single thru Treble stitches
Single thru Treble stitches

Today I want to do a quick crochet stitch review of the stitches you have learned so far.  Consider this a “cheat sheet” so feel free to bookmark this post.  Though I haven’t mentioned the treble crochet stitch yet, you should be able to figure it out until I do that post.

The photo to the right should give you a good indication of how each stitch looks.  So if your stitches don’t match, please review the previous posts.  I will add links to the original posts next to each stitch for your convenience.

A few things to keep in mind:
–For some reason the yarn over that you are pulling through the stitch of the previous row can be ignored by your brain because of the way your hook “automatically” pulls up this loop.  Pay attention to this step if you start to get confused.
–Pay attention to the first actual stitch of a row (not the chain stitches).  The single and half double stitches go into the first stitch (last stitch of the previous row), while the double and treble go into the second stitch (second from the last stitch of the previous row).  Making sure the first stitch goes into correct place will keep your project sides straight.  If you are having trouble with this, place a scrap of yarn into the top of the stitch as you complete the previous row.

Chain Stitch

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After making a slip knot, yarn over and pull it through the loop on your hook.

Single Crochet

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Chain 1 at the beginning of each row.
The first single stitch goes into the first stitch of the row.
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Insert your hook into the stitch.
Yarn over and pull through the stitch.
Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

Half Double Crochet

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Chain 2 at the beginning of each row.
The first half double stitch goes into the first stitch of the row.
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Yarn over and then insert your hook into the stitch.
Yarn over and pull up a loop.
Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook.

Double Crochet

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Chain 3 at the beginning of each row.
The chains counts as your first stitch so “skip” the first stitch and put into the second stitch.
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Yarn over and then insert your hook into the stitch.
Yarn over and pull up a loop.
Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook (2 loops on your hook).
Yarn over and pull through the two remaining loops on your hook.

Treble Crochet

Chain 4 at the beginning of each row.
The chains counts as your first stitch so “skip” the first stitch and put into the second stitch.
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Yarn over twice then insert your hook into the stitch.
Yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on your hook).
Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook (3 loops on your hook).
Yarn over and pull through two loops on your hook (2 loops on your hook).
Yarn over and pull through the two remaining loops on your hook.

I hope this stitch review helps you.  Sometimes as you learn something new your brain hiccups and you begin to doubt yourself.  If you find this happening to you, take a momentary break before going back to what you were doing.  Then review your notes before continuing.

If you have any questions at all, please post them in the comments below so I can help you.

Have an excellent day!

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