How to do a chain stitch
Chain (abbreviated ch) is a one of the basic crochet stitches.
It used almost in every pattern – easy lace tunics or complex crochet dresses. That is why beginners firstly should learn how to do a chain stitch.
It enables the enthusiasts to create holey and loose fabrics. Chain stitch is commonly used in unusual and sophisticated lacy designs, particularly doilies and Irish lace.
At all crochet schemes chain symbol would appear as: circle or oval.
At the scheme below you can see a number of chain stitches crocheted together.
Chain stitch instruction
Create a loop with the yarn. Be sure that the free end of the yarn is dangling behind your loop.
Catch the yarn and pull it back through the loop.
One chain stitch is now complete.
To create more chain stitches continue this process by using the yarn over and pull through the loop techniques. Carry on until your desired chain length is accomplished.
Crochet hook sizes influence the length and thickness of your chain. The smaller your hook is the shorter and thinner your chain is going to be. The converse is also true: the larger your hook is the longer and thicker the completed chain is going to be.
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