If you have ever wondered how to make chains in crochet then you have come to the right place! Below I will explain all there is to know about chains, how to count chains in crochet and much more!
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Read on down for all the information you will ever need about chaining in crochet! Grab a hook and some yarn to get started.
Happy Crochet Chain Making!
Chaining in Crochet Video Tutorial
Use the video lesson below about chaining to learn this simple stitch or keep on scrolling down take a look at common questions about chains.
Learn About Chains in Crochet
Chaining in Crochet: Common Questions
What is a Chain?
- The chain is the starting point for almost all pieces of crochet projects. It is the most basic of all crochet stitches and consists of connecting loops. Chains usually form the foundation chain where the rest of your project will be built on. Be careful not to make it too tight since you will need to be able to fit your crochet hook back into the chain.
How Do I Count Chains in Crochet?
- Each V-shaped loop on the front of the chain counts as one, except the one on the hook, which is a working stitch.
What Are Turning Chains?
- In crochet, you need to work a defined number of extra chains at the beginning of every row that will bring up your yarn to the correct height for your project. This will also give your project a nice clean edge. Remember, the turning chain almost always counts as the first stitch of the next row, except for the single crochet.
More Crochet Stitch Tutorials That Are Helpful
For more helpful hints please visit
- Learn to Single Crochet
- How to Chain in Crochet
- How to Change Yarn Colors in Crochet
- Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Happy Chaining in Crochet! If you have any questions about how to make a chain please e-mail me or leave a comment below.
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