Hey Dearies! Here is another pattern that is perfect for beginners! Single crochet is one of the most basic stitches that is commonly used in most, if not all patterns, especially for beginners.
What I like most about the single crochet is that is it very simple and easy to do, although I don’t really recommend using the stitch to create a blanket with unless you are using double strands.
We are only working with one strand, so don’t get too nervous!
Single crochet is the stitch that makes your work look ‘tighter’ just like the half double crochet, but we will talk about that one later!
So, what do you need to make the single crochet square? The answer is the same for the solid granny square and regular granny square, any yarn or hook size you want to use or need to use for a project or just to practice it with different yarn sizes and hook sizes.
What I used:
- 5.0 mm
- For most beginner projects, a 5.0 mm hook is the ‘normal’ hook size, especially when it comes to crocheting for the first time!
- Medium Size yarn
- This is the normal size yarn that you will use for most projects.
- Today, I am using Mainstays Basic Yarn in the color Soft Gray Heather
- Sewing needle
- You’ll always need this, there is no if and or buts about it, you need to sew in your ends!
Note: For single crochet, you can chain however long you would like to like, but once you have reached your desired length, chain 1 extra, this extra chain isn’t going to be crocheted in.
Make a slip knot and chain 26. (As I said before, you can chain whatever size you want, but make sure to have 1 extra chain. Example: I want 25 stitches, but I added an extra chain, making it 26 chains I do.)
Row 1: Single crochet into the second chain from your hook. (Not counting what is already around your hook.) Single crochet in the next stitches across. (25)
Row 2: Chain 1. Single crochet in the next stitch and across. (25)
Repeat Row 2 until you reach your desired length or however long you want to practice it.
I kept going till about 30 rows, you can stop whenever, but once you are done, it makes a great washcloth, if you are using cotton. The more rows you do, it’s more practice for you!
Now, if you noticed, it will tend to roll or fold on you, when you try to flatten it out, with is normal. Most people will block them, which is when you get your project wet and peg it to a block for it to dry, and they usually don’t fold after that!
But this project is so simple and fun to do, that you could easily make a bunch of these squares into a blanket or make a bunch of them into washcloths, towels, and even blankets! The possibilities are endless!