1. To begin row, insert hook from the front under the two top threads of second chain (ch) from hook (figure 11).
2. Catch thread with hook (yarn over)
(figure 12) and draw through stitch (st). There are now two loops on hook (figure 13).
3. Yarn over and draw through two loops. (One loop remains on hook). One single crochet (sc) is now completed. (figure 14).
4. For next single crochet, (sc), insert hook under two top threads of next stitch (st) and proceed as before. (Repeat steps 2 and 3).
5. Repeat until you have made a single crochet (sc) in every chain.
6. At end of row of single crochets, chain 1 (figure 15).
7. Turn your work so that the reverse side is facing you (figure 16).
1. Insert hook from the front under the two top threads of second stitch from hook. (First stitch on previous row).
2. Repeat steps 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in directions for first row.
1. Repeat second row.
1. At end of fourth row, do not make a turning chain.
2. Cut thread about 3 inches from work, bring loose ind through the one loop remaining on hook and pull tightly (figure 17).
3. Now you have completed your practice piece in single crochet.
Note: In all crochet it is customary to pick up the two loop threads of every stitch as you work, unless otherwise specified. When only the back stitch is pick up, a different effect is produced, known as Rib stitch.
TURNING YOUR WORK:
In crochet a certain number of chain stitches is added at the end of every row to bring work in position for the next row. Then the work is turned so that the reverse side is facing the worker. You have noticed that in the single crochet, one chain only is used for turning. The number of turning chains depends on the stitch with which you intend to begin the next row. The exact number will be indicated in the directions. The turning chain (tch) always counts as the first stitch.