The shallow single crochet stitch is a very tight weave where the stitches form a V shape. It is stitched using the single crochet stitch as you have probably guess from it's name. Use some cotton yarn along with the shallow single crochet stitch, to make a hot pad in colors to match your everyday kitchen or in special holiday colors for those more festive times of the year.

Materials and Supplies

Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.

ch = chain
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st = stitch

Craft Instructions

Work any number of stitches (add 1 for base chain)

Special Abbreviation: Shallow Single Crochet (shallow sc) = insert hook low into body of each st, below 3 horizontal loops and between 2 vertical threads.

1st row: Skip 1 ch, sc into next ch and each ch to end, turn
2nd row: Ch 1, working into back loops of sts, shallow sc into first and each st to end, turn
Rep 2nd row to desired length.

Printable Instructions

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