When we first start crocheting, joining a new yarn might have been an exciting accomplishment. Once we learned, it was easy sailing. But did you know there's another way to join yarn? A cleaner way? To join with a single crochet, also called a standing single crochet, is as easy as working a single crochet! Let's find out how.
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What makes joining with a single crochet different?
The standing single crochet is a way to start a row/round without chaining to bring row/round up to the correct height.
This give you a more elegant join and a better aligned edge. A less bulky edge.
As you can see above, there is a different appearance to each. The blue on the left is chaining and working a single crochet, the green on the right is the standing single crochet.
Which do you like better? If it's the standing single crochet, keep reading to learn how.
Join with a Single Crochet Instructions
1: Put slip knot on your hook
2: Insert hook in the stitch/space where you want to join
3: Yarn over and pull up a loop
4: Yarn over and pull through last two loops on your hook to complete the stitch
You've officially joined with a single crochet! It is that easy!
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Standing Crochet Video Tutorial
When to Use a Standing Crochet Stitch
The choice is yours. If you're in love with joining with a single crochet over the slip stitch/chain method, you can use it as often as you like.
Do you have a preference? Leave a comment below and let me know what your preferred choice is!
And that, my friend, is how to join with a single crochet!
Looking for more tutorials? Check out the Linked Double Crochet tutorial or the Reverse Single Crochet tutorial. Want more? Check out the tutorial library and if you don't see something you're looking for, use the contact page to request it!
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