Ready to move on to the single crochet stitch? Well, if you are knitter, and are looking for a guide on how to single crochet from a knitting perspective, today is your lucky day!
The single crochet stitch is just like binding off in knitting. Do you know how to bind off when knitting? Then you can single crochet!
Think. What do you do when you bind off when knitting? You take a live stitch, knit into it, and then bind it off. You do the same to the next stitch, and the next, and all the stitches on your needles until they are all bound off.
The process is the same for the single crochet stitch. Except each time you are going to
1: Create a live stitch
2: "Knit" into the stitch
3: Bind it off
Lets break this process. You should have your chain of knitted and bound off stitches from part 1. Mine looks like this.
1) Yarn over on your crochet hook, and pull this yarn over through the loop on your hook. Now, turn your work.
Repeated from above, you will (after your chain one and turn at the beginning of the row)
1: Create a live stitch by inserting your hook into a stitch, yarning over, and pulling that yarn over through the stitch you just inserted your hook into.
Just a mention: your chain one never counts as a stitch. Do not crochet into the chain one. Also, all other crochet stitches build from this stitch, so most of the work is done!
FYI: I am holding my working yarn in my left hand. If you usually hold your working yarn in your right hand, this may be an adjustment for you.
Any questions? Interested in more crochet lessons for knitters? You can find the table of contents here, or click here for part three, learning to double crochet!
In 2015 I also turned the knitter's guide to crochet into a video series. You can watch it on my YouTube channel or just press play below!
*This guide is not meant for non-knitters. If you don't know how to knit and would like to learn crochet, I recommended Crochet School by CraftyMinx.