Once you know how to make a slip knot (If you don’t check out this post first) you’re ready to learn how to chain stitch. The chain stitch is the foundation for most crochet projects and is also used within projects. It’s common to use a chain stitch when starting a new round or row. Chain stitches are sometimes required to create other kinds of stitches.
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For this tutorial, I am using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the color Air Force and a N/P (10mm) crochet hook. You can use whatever yarn and hook you have on hand. Always make sure to use the corresponding hook size to the yarn’s weight.
Step One // Make a slip knot. If you don’t know how to make a slip knot check out this post here.
Step Two // Holding the hook with your right hand and the yarn with your left, yarn over your hook (shown in the picture below).
Step Three // Pull yarn through the loop on your hook.
Step Four // Repeat steps three and four until you reach your desired number of chain stitches.
To undo the chain stitches, simply remove your crochet hook from the loop and pull the working yarn. It should come undone easily. This is referred to as “frogging” because when you tear apart your stitches, you “rip rip rip” them.
Congratulations! You’ve finished the next step in learning to crochet.