Learn how to make a chain stitch for both right and left handed people in this step-by-step crochet picture tutorial.
WHAT IS A CHAIN? Chain stitch (abbreviation: ch)
Chain stitches form the basis for all crochet stitches. A foundation chain forms the base of your work on a flat piece of crochet, such as the example opposite. It can also form the centre of a flower, doily or granny square when a chain is joined into a circle. Turning chains are formed on flat pieces of crochet at the end of a row. They form the first stitch of the new row.
- Insert the hook and tighten the knot around the shank of the needle.
2. Hook yarn and pull through the hole.
3. Repeat for another chain, as many as needed.
4. When counting chains, do not count loop on the hook. Wind the yarn around the needle andslip the bottom loop over the yarn.
This is how your chain should look like when its complete.