The single crochet stitch is a fundamental basic stitch used in crochet. Once you've mastered it, stitches like double crochet and treble crochet are a piece of cake! In patterns is is usually abbreviated "sc" In the photo above, I've worked up a small swatch of single crochet to give you an idea of what it looks like. Let's begin...
Let's zoom in and get a closer look,
Begin by inserting your hook into the stitch (both loops),
Wrap the yarn around the hook (this can sometimes be referred to as yarn over or yarn around hook), and draw it through the first loop on your hook...
It will then look like this.
Yarn around hook again,
Now draw it through both loops this time. And that's it, you've made a single crochet stitch!
Now continue across the row for a little practice and you'll be an expert in no time!
Click below to watch a video on how to work the single crochet stitch too: