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Chain Stitch Tutorial - CH - Beginners Crochet Series
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Chain Stitch Crochet Tutorial – CH – Beginners Crochet Series

In this basic crochet tutorial for beginners, I show you how to crochet a chain stitch. This process is extremely simple, and it is typically used to form a base for your crochet projects.  Oftentimes in patterns, chain is referred to as “ch.”
If you have gotten the basics of crochet down and want to dive into some projects, check out my Beginner-Friendly Crochet Projects:

Key Terms:

  • Tail: this is the end of your crochet string.  Often, it is referred to as the “tail” and is essentially useless in your project.  Hide the tail when you are done with your project, or crochet over it while you are working.
  • Working yarn: this is the part of the yarn string that you are working with.  It is everything but your tail and what you’ve already crocheted.

Video Tutorial:

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How to chain stitch in crochet:

  1. Attach yarn to hook.  If you aren’t sure how to do this, check out my tutorial for how to attach yarn to a crochet hook here:   
  2. Yarn over your working yarn.  Using the hook, pull the yarn through the loop on your crochet hook.  You should have only one loop on your hook and one chain stitch that was formed.
  3. To add additional chains, simply yarn over and pull the yarn through the loop on your crochet hook again.  Repeat for the number of chains needed in your crochet project.

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