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The paired single crochet stitch is a crochet variation of the single crochet that creates a dense texture. In this easy step by step tutorial, we will go over how to do a paired single crochet stitch.
Paired Single Crochet Stitch Details
What is a Paired Single Crochet?
A paired single crochet is essentially a single crochet 2-together worked over two stitches, but instead of reducing the number of stitches in the pattern, the number of stitches stays the same. When you create a paired single crochet you start the stitch in the previous stitch you just worked in and then finish the stitch in the next stitch.
Paired Single Crochet Abbreviation
In most crochet patterns that the paired single crochet is used in the abbreviation for the stitch is ‘psc’.
What You Need To Know to Make a Paired Single Crochet
- Crochet Hook
- For the 1st stitch of a row of paired single crochet stitches, you will make a half double crochet stitch. (yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, and pull through all 3 loops on your hook)
- For the 1st Paired Single Crochet: insert your crochet hook into the previous stitch you just worked in.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. (2 loops on your crochet hook)
- Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch.
- Yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on your crochet hook)
- Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.
- To create the next paired single crochet stitch repeat steps 2 - 6.