Crochet Basics: How to make a Chain

Saturday, April 20, 2013


We are done with making a slip knot.  Now we are ready to make chains.

Please click the photos to enlarge.

Crochet Basic Stitches from famgr.com

It started with a slip knot. Insert the hook into the slip knot. yarn over and pull through. Now, here's how we can work in the chain.

Crochet Basic Stitches from famgr.com

I always do the Method B. I insert the hook under the top two loops of chain. The illustration above is very important in reading crochet patterns. You need to know how to count the chains. For example, when the pattern say make a single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, then count the nearest chain to the hook and don't start with the loop into where the hook is inserted.

That's how to make and work in the chain. Next time I will show you how to make single, double and triple crochet. 

Excited? Why not buy your own hook and yarn now? Just a tip, if you are just practicing how to crochet, buy light colored yarns. This is because it's difficult to see your stitches when you work with yarns in dark colors.

Happy crocheting!

18 comments:

  1. Wow, talk of timing! Oi, Maye, I am actually looking for a pattern of chains because I want to start crafting. And I'd like to start with bracelets. :D

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  2. You're really making crochet a thing Momaye. Nice share by the way!

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  3. I miss the days when I was learning crochet in school! :) I know how to do this. But to make a masterpiece out of crocheting.. I'll leave that to you. I'm not very talented in that area! hahaha!

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  4. Love the instruction along with the image. Easy to follow! Thanks!

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  5. Crocheting is something I learned but promptly forgot. Teehee! I get overwhelmed by knots.

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  6. i think this is the only thing i've learned about crochet back in highschool.... heheheh :D

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  7. i think i better buy a hook and a yarn to follow the procedure haha

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  8. My mama complains with dark thread, I made her make a feeding bottle holder with black and red thread and she swears not to do it again. It was very nice though.

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  9. Making a chain is one of the basics of crocheting.
    I think I am using the first method too.

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  10. It looks easy. But I know, I'll still find it difficult if I do the actual thing. :)

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  11. That's a really detailed tutorial on how to do it. I don't think it's for me to do chrocheting but u certainly make very pretty items.

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  12. That I can do, kahit tulog lol. Hay naku, looking at your post makes me want to get a hook and yarn :)

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  13. nice and detailed tutorial, this will surely help those who wants to learn how crochet

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  14. Wow! It's really nice that you're doing tutorials now Mommy Maye. I remember being able to make doilies back in high school but that was such a looooooong time ago. Now, if only I had an extra hour each day to start this hobby again.

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  15. Oh, I know how to do this. And only this. hehe Do you know how to knit, too?

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  16. A straight chain and a little attempt at loops is all I could do...I never tried doing more than that but my mom could make table and bed covers...let's leave that to her na lang heheheh....

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