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How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

With this crochet chain stitch video, beginners will learn how to start crochet.

How to Crochet a Chain Stitch
How to Crochet a Chain Stitch
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Calling all crochet beginners to come check out this How to Crochet a Chain Stitch video tutorial. This is a great crochet tutorial to show you a very important skill when crocheting.

If you are just starting off learning how to crochet and you aren't quite sure how to make a slip knot or a chain, this crochet video is the perfect way for you to see how it's done. The video tutorial really helps all visual learners see how they can hold the yarn and create their chain stitch for the next crochet project!

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Materials List

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn

How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

How to Make a Chain Stitch:

  1. Make a slip knot.

    Do this by placing the end of the yarn across your hand, and then wrap the working yarn around two of your fingers, making a little fish shape.

    Then take your hook, go through the big loop (the fish face) and grab the far piece of yarn (fish tail) and pull it back through the big loop (the fish face).

    Tighten that from there so that you have your loop.

    Tip: You will know if your slip knot is correct if it can be pulled larger and smaller freely.

  2. Put your working yarn to the left and the tail to the right.
    Hold the working yarn the way it is comfortable to you, like running it between your fingers as shown.

    To chain, wrap the working yarn around your hook from behind, and pull it through your loop.

  3. Repeat that process until you have added as many chains as you need.

    Tip: Do not work your chain too tightly. Then it will be really hard to work in those stitches through out the next row.

  4. "To know how many stitches you have chained, look for each V of the teardrop. The back of a chain stitch has bumps, do not count that side." - Heidi Gustad

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This is one of the best stitches to teach children, too!

When I first started learning how to crochet I could never remember how to get started with the chain stitch, so I had my mom do it. If I found this video that would have saved me a lot of time and bugging my mom! I love this video, definitely great for beginners!

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