To start, make a chain of about 20 chain stitches. Hold the chain in your left hand and slip the needle into the second loop in the chain.
With the hook, grab the yarn like you see in the picture below, and pull it through the loop.
Now you will see that you have two loops on your crocheting needle. See picture below.
Now with two loops on your needle reach over and grab the yarn again, and pull it through BOTH loops. See picture below.
Once you pull the yarn through both loops you will have ONE loop on your needle again! You have just made what is called a single crochet! See picture below.
Repeat this page from step 1 above, in the next loop on your chain.
Continue to work one single crochet into each chain until you reach the end of the row.
To turn your work, keep the hook in the right hand and turn what you crocheted over, from right to left.
Work one turning chain, which counts as the first stitch. Skip the first stitch and work into the second stitch in order to keep the edge of your work straight.
Now if you messed up it's very simple fix, and you can even start over if you want. Just remove the crochet needle, pull on the yarn, and it totally comes undone all buy itself.
Notes: Single crochet is the smallest stitch used in crochet. It gives a firm, closely woven fabric, with a pretty seeded look, which is equally attractive worked in a fine or bulky yarn.
Before beginning to work any crochet stitches, extra chains are made in order to bring the hook up to the same height as the stitch being worked and to give the fabric a straight edge.They are always counted as the first stitch of every row and are called the turning chain.
Learn to Crochet
Make a ChainStitch
Crochet a Circle
Crochet a Triangle
Crochet a Cross
Crochet a Hat
Crochet a Rug
Crochet a Cross