12 Crochet Projects That Only Use a Chain Stitch


12 Crochet Projects That Only Use a Chain Stitch

Discover crochet patterns that use chain stitch only!

12 Crochet Projects That Only Use a Chain Stitch

Calling all crochet beginners! Browse these free crochet projects that use one stitch: the chain stitch. It's one of the first things you'll learn when starting to crochet. Master it with this collection of 12 Crochet Projects That Only Use a Chain Stitch.

If you're just getting started with one of the most popular yarn crafts around, you're probably looking for some beginner-friendly patterns. The simpler the better! This page is all about one stitch wonders, and that stitch, in particular, is the chain stitch. It's featured on this page in all its glory so you can see exactly how to use it in different ways.

You can work up projects using only one stitch. The chain stitch is the first one you learn when taking on this new skill, so below explore patterns that use the chain stitch only!

Some of the patterns below also feature slip stitches, which you'll need to know to finish most crochet projects, especially if you're working in the round. Some of them truly do only use chain stitches! 

It can be challenging to find patterns that only use chains because in order to get a bit more dimension, most projects require single crochets or double crochets, too. But not these! So have so much fun browsing the ideas below and learning what you can make with this building block stitch.

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Crochet Patterns That Use Chain Stitch Only

Chain stitch is the first skill you learn with crochet, so once you master this very simple stitch, you're ready to make the projects below! If you need to learn chaining, watch our video How to Crochet a Chain Stitch.

Simple Chains Cowl

This is one of my favorite patterns using only chain stitch because it's quite easy but looks so impressive! With strategic slip stitches connecting the chains, you can create a beautiful and cushy mesh project.

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Super Easy Chunky Chain Scarf

By pairing a variegated yarn with this project, you can add interest without working up complicated stitches!

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Just Peachy Layered Chain Necklace

Chain stitch projects don't have to be boring! In fact, by adding beautiful beads, you can take a very simple pattern from drab to fab!

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Crochet Chain Scarf, Necklace

In order to create a thick project with a thin stitch, simply work up many strands and layer them together! Would you consider this cute accessory a scarf or a necklace?

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Hand Chain Sashay Scarf

Who said you had to crochet with a hook? Use your hands to work up this pretty project in a hurry! Get the effect of using a super thick hook when you use your hands instead.

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Beaded Chains Bracelet and Necklace

I cheated by including this pattern because it does use a few single crochets to bring all these chained strands together. However, if you're up for it, learn single crochet and give this mostly-chain-stitch project a try because it's stunning!

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Thick and Quick Chain Scarf

How beautiful is this rich green yarn? By arranging your strands of chain stitch in a deliberately uneven way, you can create an intricate effect with an unintricate stitch!

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Quick Crochet Cord ‘Paperchain’

This is such a unique pattern within this collection! Maybe you need a garland to celebrate an upcoming birthday, or maybe you're looking for a colorful year-round piece of wall decor. Follow this sweet pattern to get the look you want for your home!

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In A Jiffy Scarf

The name says it all! What's particularly impressive is you can create a scarf with so much body using such a simple stitch!

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Simple Chain Button Bracelet

When you arrange your strands of chain stitch side by side, you can create a thicker bracelet when you follow this pattern! The button closure adds great detail.

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Children's Hand Chain Scarf

Similar to the In a Jiffy Scarf, this design has so much flounce and body for using such a simple stitch! And how adorable are the finished results!

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Chains and Tassles Gift Wrap

Yarn doesn't need to only be used for wearable projects. Get creative! Practice your new crochet skill and work up strands to use as gift wrap!

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