Now that you have a chain of chain stitches made, let's examine what it looks like and where you will be making your stitches in this chain. You will notice that one side of the chain looks like a series of v's and one side looks bumpy. The v side is what you will be looking at to make stitches. You will always insert your hook so that two threads are on top of the hook and one is on the bottom. To rip out the chain stitches, simply remove your hook and then pull on the skein end of the yarn. It is kind of fun to rip out the chains, unless you are doing it because you keep messing up, then it is just frustrating!
In order to prepare to learn the single crochet, ch 13 (chain 13 times). To make single crochets, abbreviated sc, or SC, insert your hook in the second chain from the hook so that there is one thread going under the hook and two treads on top of the hook. Yarn over and pull through the chain, then YO and pull through the two loops on the hook - 1 sc made. Now repeat this in each of the next chains until you have made a total of 12 single crochets. At the end of the row you will need to make a chain stitch (YO and pull through loop), then turn and sc in each of the previous row's 12 sc. Do this until you have made 5 or six rows of sc. When you feel like you have grasped this well enough, rip out what you have done and move to the next step.
For the next part of this lesson, please watch the following video: How to Make a Single Crochet Stitch
To continue with this lesson, please watch: Crochet 101-02 Getting into Stitches: How to Turn When Making Single Crochets.
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