The single crochet is the building block of amigurumi, luckily it’s pretty simple. Each stitch makes a “v” shape, and consists of a front loop and a back loop.
Insert your hook under both of these loops.
Yarn over and draw yarn through both loops.
You should now have two loops on your hook.
Yarn over again, and draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.
That’s a single crochet!
If you prefer learning through video, check out our quick and easy tutorial on Instagram. And if you’re looking at this tutorial and wondering how to get to this point, check out our magic ring tutorial – the magic circle is made up of single crochets, and is how you’ll start most amigurumi projects.