Crochet 101, Lesson 3: Learning the Single Crochet Stitch

The Doll Lover's Guide to Crochet 101, Lesson Three_ Single Crochet Stitch

*This is lesson 3 in The Doll Lover’s Guide to Crochet: 101 series*

Welcome to lesson 3! In our last lesson, we learned how to make a slip knot and chain stitch.  Today we will learn the most basic crochet stitch – the Single Crochet Stitch.  Once you’ve learned how to make the stitch, I’ll show you how to make a cool cuff bracelet for your favorite 18″ doll.

Ready? Click the video below to watch lesson 3 and learn the Single Crochet Stitch! 🙂

Cuff Bracelet for 18 Inch Dolls Pattern:

Here is the written pattern for the bracelet featured in the video lesson above.  For instructions on how to make a single crochet stitch, please watch the video 🙂


  • Acrylic yarn in size 4 (medium weight)
  • Size ‘G’ hook
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors
  • school or craft glue
  • buttons for decoration

Step 1: Make a slip knot on your hook.

Step 2: Make 16 chain stitches

Step 3: Following the instructions in the video above, make 15 single crochet stitches on the chain you just made.

Step 4: Fasten off your yarn.

Step 5: Using the yarn needle, thread one of the yarn tails through the opposite end of the bracelet band.  Pull the yarn through and tie it to the second yarn tail, to make a double knot and tie the ends of the bracelet together.  Cut off excess yarn.

Step 6: Using a small dab of glue, attach the button (or two!) of your choice to your bracelet.  Let the glue dry completely.

Step 7: Share with your favorite doll and make as many more as you want! 🙂

Doll Lover's Guide to Crochet 101 Lesson 3 - Bracelet 2

And now your bracelet is done! I hope you had fun learning how to make a single crochet stitch.  In the next lesson, I’ll show you how to make the Half Double Crochet Stitch and another cool accessory for your doll friends.  Until then, keep practicing and have fun!



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