Learn to Crochet: Single Crochet Stitch (VIDEO)

In my last two Learn to Crochet videos, I taught you which tools you really need to get started in crochet, and how to work a slipknot and chain. In this video, I am going to show you how to work the single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is one of the most basic crochet stitches, and one that I use most days, so it is definitely a useful stitch to know.

For this square, I used a 4mm crochet hook and double knit yarn. You can use whichever hook size and yarn you prefer, but please remember that a different sized hook or yarn will give different finished measurements. To start, you will need to make a slipknot and chain 22. To make the single crochet, insert your hook into the second chain from the hook. Catch the yarn and bring it through the chain, which should give you two loops on your hook. Catch the yarn again and bring it through both loops. You have just worked a single crochet.

You can now make a slipknot, chain and work a single crochet. Well done! You’re well on your way to becoming an expert crocheter.

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Sunflower Table Set Crochet Pattern

Is there anything more summery than a sunflower? I love how bright they are and how they always turn their faces to the sun. This week, the weather has been less than summery so I decided to bring summer inside instead. I absolutely adore how much this table set brightens up our dining table.

I made placemats, coasters, napkins and napkin holders. The inspiration to make this set actually came from the slippers I made last week. The flower on the front is almost but not quite a sunflower, so I decided I wanted to make an actual sunflower. I made the coaster first, then made lots more coasters to go with it. I was actually planning on leaving it at that but then I thought that a placemat would look lovely, to go with the coaster. While I was making the placemat, I decided to make a napkin holder and finally, I thought I may aswell make a napkin to go with it and complete the set. The final product is a full sunflower table set, for use everyday or for parties.

The coaster, placemat and napkin holder can be made in the yarn of your choice, although I would definitely recommend something washable. Cotton yarn, or another natural yarn, should be used for the napkin, to make it absorbent.

With this pattern, you will learn how to make a sunflower coaster, a sunflower placemat, a cotton napkin and a sunflower napkin holder. The pattern is written using US terminology. Basic knowledge of crochet is assumed, however the pattern is suitable for beginners and instructions are given for some stitches. To make this pattern, you will need a 3.5mm crochet hook, a 5mm crochet hook, 60g brown double knit yarn, 60g black double knit yarn, 50g yellow double knit yarn, 50g white cotton double knit yarn, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

This pattern is available in my Etsy store, where you can also find my handmade crochet clothes and accessories. Feel free to join us in my Facebook group to see more pictures, get feedback and ask any questions you may have.

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