So you’ve learned the single crochet stitch. What can you do with it? The answer: BUNCHES of things! Take a look at these single crochet patterns for examples of many things you can make using only the single crochet, chain stitch and slip stitch (or possibly, slight variations of single crochet stitch).
Single Crochet Dishcloths and Washcloths
Our single crochet stitch tutorial also includes a free pattern and instructions for making a beginner-friendly dishcloth. If you’re brand new to crochet, a dishcloth is an excellent project for learning your single crochet stitch — because it doesn’t have to fit anybody, and it doesn’t require any complicated shaping. Furthermore, it will scrub your dishes clean even if it has one zillion mistakes in it. If you make mistakes in a wearable project, you might end up being too embarrassed to wear it — but, with a dishcloth, nobody is going to notice your mistakes or care about them. So, if you’re a beginner, definitely give this project a try. You can never have too many dishcloths (never mind what Marie Kondo has to say about that).
This washcloth gives you the opportunity to practice both your single crochet plus an interesting variation of single crochet stitch.
Single Crochet Square Patterns
After initially beginning the project with a foundation chain, you work this entire square in single crochet stitch. To create the rainbow design, you’ll simply change colors as directed in the pattern.
You could use your finished squares as dishcloths or washcloths; or you could stitch multiple squares together to create larger projects of your choice.
To make this easy afghan square, you’ll use scrap yarn plus single crochet worked in eye-catching color blocks.
See Also: Scrap yarn knitting and crochet projects
Single Crochet Accessory Patterns
People of either gender can crochet and wear this unisex scarf pattern. This pattern is simple; you crochet a starting chain using the chain stitch, and after that, it’s all single crochet.
Single crochet is one of the easiest stitches to use if you’re crocheting with “plastic yarn” — also known as plarn — especially if it’s your first plarn project. This plarn pouch is crocheted entirely in single crochet stitch.
More Miscellaneous Single Crochet Patterns
Need an ultra-simple edging for using on a blanket or other project with corners? Try this easy single crochet blanket border.
You can make this cute doll top using the front loop variation of single crochet plus other basic crochet stitches.
Single Crochet Patterns With Mid-Row Color Changes
Tapestry crochet is a delightful technique you can use for creating colorful projects in single crochet stitch. If this type of pattern interests you, be sure to visit our page about the technique, which includes a free tapestry crochet tutorial plus bunches of free patterns plus recommendations for excellent books that also include tapestry crochet patterns.
So now you have access to a whole bunch of free single crochet patterns. We hope you found some projects that appeal to you for learning and perfecting your single crochet stitch.
This page was last updated on 10-6-2020.