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.
Сrochet abreviations of chain stitch
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.
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Chain stitch instruction
Ready to practice this awesome stitch?
All you need is a simple hook and some yarn. Simple starter kit would be enough.
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.
Photo of chain stitch
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- trc – treble crochet
If you still have questions regarding what those symbols mean or how to read them, please take a look at our epic guide of Crochet symbols and abbreviations.
With this stitch you can crochet
- Red squares filet crochet pattern
- Brown sunflower crochet motif pattern
- Warm crochet snood with a simple pattern
- Crochet baby boy slippers
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