The Chain Stitch

For those who are thinking about taking up crocheting, here’s the very first thing you need to learn – how to crochet a chain!

How to Crochet the Chain Stitch: Right Handed Version

How to Crochet the Chain Stitch: Left Handed Version

In words, a chain stitch is when you “yarn over” the hook, and pull a loop through the loop that was already on the hook. That’s it! Getting even chains takes a lot of practice, so don’t be afraid to chain for miles and miles before you move to the next step. If you are trying to chain a certain number of chains, do not count the chain that is on the hook – just the ones that are off the hook already.

Now you can make necklaces, bracelets… try chaining using a chain as your yarn! It’s only step one and you’re already crafting. Stay tuned for more, we’re making them as fast as we can.


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  1. […] Chaining is the most basic skill in crochet. And it still takes time to master! You’ll likely make hundreds of feet of chains before you gain the skills to always have truly consistent chains. This is where you’ll learn how it’s most comfortable for you to hold the yarn and hook as you work, and how to keep your tension consistent. And don’t make them too tight – you’ll need to get your hook back in there later! If you’re really itching to make your first project, you can make a really really long chain and loop it around multiple times for a bracelet or necklace – or use it as ribbon to tie up a pretty present! More on Chaining here. […]

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