Most crochet projects begin with chains. If you’d like to learn to crochet, you’ll need to know how to crochet a chain. I’ll show you how in the video below! Please feel free to leave comments if you have feedback, or specific questions that I can answer!
In written crochet patterns you will see the abbreviation “ch” for chain. You may see a number after like “ch 5.” This means to create 5 chains. It’s important to know that the loop currently on your hook, does not count as a chain. Each chain is made by wrapping your yarn around your hook and pulling it through the loop on your hook. Which way should you wrap the yarn? If you are looking straight down at the tip of your hook, consider it the center of a clock and wrap clockwise.
If you are a beginner, you would really benefit from having a list of crochet abbreviations and their meanings. It just so happens that I have a free one that you can download and print! Get it here.
Let me show you how to crochet a chain!
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