How To Crochet Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is one of the most basic stitches in crochet and is usually the next step in linking a slipknot, but can also be used to add height to a new row.
The symbol for a chain stitch is represented by a hollow oval.

NoteThe Yeezhee crochet tutorial series all use US crochet terms, which differ from UK crochet terms, so check out our article for the differences.

Video Tutorial
Chain Stitch Step by Step

TipAfter adjusting the size of the loops we will start crocheting. During the crocheting process, in order to keep the fabric neat and beautiful, you need to be consistent from beginning to end after confirming the direction of crocheting.

  • A slipknot is required before you start learning the chain stitch, the slipknot is the beginning of all crochet.
  • Use the shaft of the crochet hook to tip the yarn outward, the throat of the crochet hook turning with your wrist, then hook the yarn and pull it out of the stitch.
  • When you complete ten chain stitches in a row, you get an item that looks like a whip like this.
  • This is the reverse side of the ten chain stitch, which differs from the front in that it has an extra strand of thread in the center.
How To Count the Stitches

Learning to count stitches is an essential step in learning to crochet. Counting stitches accurately can greatly minimize the problem of under-stitching and over-stitching and increase the chances of successfully completing the crochet.

  • Each V is a stitch
  • The knot formed by the slipknot cannot be used as a stitch.
Check if you have learned to count the stitches.

MoreLearning to chain stitch is an important step and means you can begin to work on different stitches. We've compiled a list of six beginner-friendly stitch tutorials to make learning to crochet easy for even beginners.

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