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Crochet Beginner Basics : How to crochet a chain stitch

Updated: Aug 4, 2022

Chain stitches are the foundation of most crochet projects, and they are easily the most fun. With just chain stitches you can create so many things - necklaces, lanyards, mask chains, even the hanging loops on my Mini Dots Potholders are just chains.

Tip : for those who hate to count chain stitches, i prefer to just make a whole string of them and then count them at the end, adding or ripping out stitches till the correct chain count. Or if I'm working on a back and forth flat piece, I would just crochet a long string of chains, and continue to the next round. At the end of the project, I can easily unpick and rip out any spare starting chains. But first, let's learn how to crochet chains!

If you'd like to practice more chains after watching this video, here's a really cool bracelet project by Crafterholics Anonymous.


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