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Tubular Crochet Tutorial: Connecting First Row

The single crochet is the most basic stitch in crochet. Last week we learned how to make a single crochet in a foundation chain. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a single crochet in rows previously worked and very specifically, how to begin the second row of your coffee cozy. If you need help with holding the hook, casting on and making a chain, check out our previous tutorial.

Remember: if this is your first crochet experience, it’s not about crocheting using proper techniques – it’s about learning how to use the hook to make the yarn do what you want. It’s an extension of your body. The proper methods and techniques will come more naturally as you practice. Set the hook and yarn in your lap if you need two hands to complete one of the steps in a tutorial. Don’t give up. Practice. Feel how the hook rolls in your hand and between your fingers. Notice how the yarn pulls through each loop as you practice hooking it. You will learn. You will create!

If you need assistance with other stitches, please refer to our previous tutorials (see tab above).

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connecting first row-01

In crochet, the top of each stitch has two loops that look like a “V”. Unless otherwise directed, always work under both loops of stitches in previous row. This photo shows one row of single crochet completed in foundation chain.

connecting first row-021. Insert hook into first single crochet made in first row.

connecting first row-03Picture shows hook inserted into a single crochet stitch under both loops.

2. Yarn over hook (yoh) from back to front (or said another way: move yarn away from you, up, then toward you over the hook).

connecting first row-043. Draw the yoh through the chain.

connecting first row-054. You now have two loops on your hook.

connecting first row-065. yoh

connecting first row-076. Draw the yoh through the other two loops on your hook.

connecting first row-087.One loop remains. One single crochet completed.

To create the next stitch, repeat steps 1-7 in the next chain space.

Keep practicing, and keep creating!

Next step in Tubular Crochet (when project is almost complete: Slip stitch

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