I love how adventurous and versatile crochet is - there's always something new to learn, and readers who are quick to ask for video tutorials for those things! And one thing I've gotten a lot of requests for is a special stitch that looks a whole lot like knitted stockinette, known as Center Single Crochet, sometimes called the Waistcoat Stitch!
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How to Crochet the Center Single Crochet Right Handed
How to Crochet the Center Single Crochet Left Handed
As Seen in this Video (Click for more info!):
- Clover Amour L/8.0 mm hook
- Lion Brand Landscapes (100% acrylic; Aran/10 ply; 147 yards/134 meters; 3.53 ounces; Colorway: Boardwalk)
The secret to success with the center single crochet or waistcoat stitch is to keep a relaxed tension - this means a bigger hook than normal, and don't pull your stitches too tight! Because you are working down into the body of the stitch, each stitch will be a bit thicker, and you need to leave yourself space to work. It also helps to use a pointier hook!
It can take some practice, but the center single crochet creates a lovely fabric with the look of knitting, and the solidity of crochet! Perfect for potholders, hotpads, and thick warm hats, or go up a few more hook sizes and you could make a lovely scarf or accessory! It's fun to play with.
And you can use this technique with double crochet as well - check out the Center Double Crochet tutorial here on Moogly for more info! I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial - thanks for watching!