How to Crochet a Chain
In our previous blog post, we told you how to create a knot with a crochet hook and by hand. Now we are slowly starting to realize your projects and you will see how to quickly create a chain after the knot!
Crochet is an important and very different knitting technique. You can improve yourself in crochet by reading our education series.
Now let’s explain how to crochet a chain.
- You need to create a node as in the previous node blog post.
- For this, first take the crochet hook in your right hand, first wrap the yarn around your left finger.
- Then take the yarn and loop it around the crochet hook.
- Then, holding the end of the rope in your fingers, put the rope you hold with the crochet hook through the loop formed.
- When you repeat this process over and over again, your chain will be formed.
Important Crochet Tips
- Practice is very important. The brain and hands need repetition to learn new skills. Eventually your chain stitches will be smooth, even and not too tight.
- If you’re just starting out, practice with chain stitches until you come up with long strings of an even, consistent size. This will make any project much easier after a long time.
- It may be easier to make your first few chain stitches with a large hook – but when it’s time to do the real project, make sure your hook measurements match your yarn. Don’t forget, the label of yarn tells you what size hook you should use.
- Some projects require you to chain a big number of stitches to begin with. If you’re having trouble keeping count, consider using clip-on stitch markers to mark multiples of every 10,20,30,40,50 or more chains so you don’t have to go back and recount.
- If you’re crocheting with cotton or other in-elastic yarns, you may need to make your chain using a larger crochet hook than the hook you plan to use for crochet. If you find that your foundation chain is too tight on the project you are starting, consider starting over, using a larger hook for the chain.
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