Chain stitch (CH)

The chain stitch is the basis for many crochet patterns. If you are working in rows, your first row will be a series of chain stitches.
In order to crochet a chain stitch, you need to start with a slip knot.

1. Yarn over.

2. Draw up a loop through the slip knot - you've just completed one chain stitch.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 to crochet the second chain - yarn over, draw up a loop through the previous chain stitch.

Continue repeating steps 1 and 2 until you reach the desired number of chain stitches.

Note: Don't count the slip knot or the chain which is currently on your hook as chain stitches.

The resulting row of chains is called a foundation chain.
The chain stitch is also used to produce spaces and loops in your work.

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