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Free Crochet Patterns Featuring Single Crochet Stitch

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Once you've learned the single crochet stitch and the chain stitch, and you've practiced them well, you're ready to start crocheting some projects. There are many interesting things you can do with these two stitches alone. If you learn the slip stitch as well, it expands the possibilities even more.

The free crochet patterns listed on this page are all made using single crochet stitch, along with the chain stitch and the slip stitch. Several of these patterns also utilize variations of the single crochet stitch, but other than that, no other crochet stitches are needed.

Easy Single Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Scarf Single Crochet Pattern
After the Starting Chain, This Easy Scarf Is Worked Entirely in Single Crochet. Photo © Mike Solovay

This scarf is a great starter pattern, and it's an appealing design that you can make for yourself or a friend. The scarf is a unisex design that looks great on both ladies and gentlemen. Best of all, the pattern is totally easy to crochet; after the starting chain, it's all single crochet from there on out.

If you're a brand new crocheter, this pattern gives you the perfect opportunity to practice your single crochet stitch. If you're not a beginner, this is a good no-brainer pattern that you can crochet while zoning out, talking on the phone or whatever.

Quick, Easy Crochet Baby Blanket for Beginners

Single Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern
Blankets Crocheted Using the Single Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern. Photo © Amy Solovay

To crochet this beginner-friendly baby blanket, you'll alternate single crochet stitches and chain stitches. The resulting fabric is drapey and soft, and it makes a fabulous afghan to wrap a little darling up in.

Easy Crochet Baby Afghan Square

Easy Single Crochet Baby Afghan Square
Easy Baby Afghan Square -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This baby afghan square is crocheted in both rows and rounds. It is worked in front loop single crochet.

Scrap Afghan Square

Afghan Square Crocheted Using Scrap Yarn
Afghan Square Crocheted Using Scrap Yarn -- Photo copy; Amy Solovay

To make this easy afghan square, you'll use scrap yarn plus single crochet worked in eye-catching color blocks.

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Simple Crochet Accessories

Crochet a Set of Simple Accessories Using Single Crochet and Chain Stitches.
Crochet a Set of Simple Accessories Using Single Crochet and Chain Stitches. Photo © Michael Solovay.

The following easy patterns are all crocheted using a combination of single crochet and chain stitches. The beanie also utilizes slip stitches.

Easy Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth or Washcloth Pattern

Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth Pattern
Easy Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth or Washcloth Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay

You can alternate single crochet stitches and chain stitches to make an interesting textured mesh; that's the stitch used to crochet this dishcloth / washcloth.

I made my sample projects using a soft, smooth, delightful organic cotton yarn; organic cotton is better for the environment than pesticide-laden conventionally grown cotton. For kitchen projects, baby projects (and personally, any crochet projects that utilize cotton yarn) I'm thinking organic cotton is really the way to go.

I like this pattern so much that I made up bunches of these cloths -- some to use as dishcloths, some to use as washcloths, and some to give as gifts. I hope you'll enjoy crocheting this pattern too.

Soft Organic Cotton Washcloth Pattern

Soft Organic Cotton Washcloth
Soft Organic Cotton Washcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay

This washcloth gives you the opportunity to practice both your single crochet plus an interesting variation of single crochet stitch.

Easy Single Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern

Single Crochet Neck Warmer Photo
Single Crochet Neck Warmer Photo -- Photo © Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten

Here's yet another creative way to use the single crochet stitch in a project: it's an easy neck warmer. While this project looks complicated to crochet, it isn't at all; it's way easier than you'd think.

This neck warmer was designed by Andrea Lyn VanBenschoten.

Hat Crocheted Using Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch

Hat Worked in Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch
Hat Worked in Back Loop Single Crochet Stitch. Photo © Amy Solovay.

Easy Eyelash Scarf Worked in Single Crochet

Easy Eyelash Scarf Worked in Single Crochet
Easy Eyelash Scarf Worked in Single Crochet -- Photo © Michael Solovay

If you're going to crochet with a highly textured yarn such as eyelash yarn, it's a good idea to use a simple stitch like single crochet. Sure, you could do intricate stitch patterns with eyelash yarn, but they might get lost under all that "fur."

This eyelash scarf is a perfect example of a visually interesting design that's made using the single crochet stitch. Between the subtle stripes of color and the intriguing texture, there's plenty that draws the eye, so you definitely don't need to use a complicated stitch pattern. Single crochet is the perfect stitch for crocheting this type of project.

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