Crochet Chain Stitch Photo Tutorial

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If you're new to crochet, the chain stitch is a great place to start. This essential stitch forms the foundation of many crochet projects. Once you've made a slip knot and have your crochet hook and yarn ready, the next step is usually to create a series of chain stitches.

Chain stitches are also often used throughout a crochet project, in combination with other stitches, to form stitch patterns, create spaces between motifs, or shape fabric. As simple chains on their own, they can also become laces for baby booties, decorative string for tying packages, or hangers for ornaments.

It's important to keep your tension correct when working chain stitches. If your tension is too loose, your chains will be sporadic and may even fall apart. If your tension is too tight, your chains will be distorted and difficult to work with. Practice makes perfect, so don't get discouraged if it takes a little while to get the hang of it! With a little practice, you'll be crocheting like a pro in no time.


How To Crochet Chain Stitch

Crochet Chain Stitch Photo Tutorial







Any DK weight yarn.


3mm crochet hook.

Tapestry needle.



How to Slip Knot & Chain Stitch

How to make a slip knot

  1. Make a loop, and then hook another loop through it.
  2. Tighten gently and slide the knot up to the hook.
How to make a slip knot

How to make a chain stitch

  1. Slip knot, yarn over hook, and draw yarn through to form a new loop without tightening the previous one.
  2. Repeat to form as many chain stitches as required. Don't count knot as a chain stitch.
How to make a chain stitch

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