How To Crochet: Chain Stitch - Darn Good Yarn

How To Crochet: Chain Stitch

Before You Start

Learn the basis for all crochet projects with this chain stitch tutorial!

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Step By Step

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Step 1

Leaving a short tail, make a slipknot with your yarn.

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Step 2

Place your slipknot on your hook and tighten gently

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Step 3

In your right hand, hold your crochet hook as you would hold a knife while keeping the slipknot on the hook.

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Step 4

In your left hand, wrap your yarn once around your pinky and up over your pointer finger.

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Step 5

Between your thumb and middle finger on your left hand, hold your work in place.

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Step 6

To begin your first chain, sweep your hook under the strand of yarn in your left hand.

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Step 7

Rotate the hook towards you to hook the yarn. This is known as a yarn-over.

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Step 8

Gently use the hook to pull the piece of yarn through the slipknot.

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Step 9

You have now chained one stitch! The slipknot will now be your first chain.

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Step 10

Repeat steps 6-9 to continue your foundation chain.

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Next week we will learn how to Single Crochet!