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Video:How to Crochet: Basic Chain Stitch

with Lucille

The basic chain stitch is a used for various crochet projects and is an important stitch to learn. Get a demonstration on how to do a basic crochet chain stitch in this how-to video from About.com.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Crochet: Basic Chain Stitch

Hi My name is Lucille. I'm here today with About.com to demonstrate the chain stitch.

How to Crochet a Basic Chain Stitch

The chain stitch is used for decoration, to get from point A to point B, to start your project. But it's also used in between your stitches. Were going to start the chain with a slipknot. Then you're going to adjust the yarn around the hook. You're going to take your left hand, put your yarn over your pinky, bring it up to your index finger so that you can work comfortably and wrap it around. Next what you're going to do is your hook has to face you. Like this.

How to Continue a Basic Chain Stitch

You're going to yarn over, and pull through the loop on the hook. And that gives you another loop. Were going to do it again, yarn over and through the loop. Yarn over, and through the loop. And were going to do this fifteen times. So we already have one two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen. This is the full chain, with all your stitches. There is a front that looks like a braid, there is a back, that looks like dashes. You can work from either side, but preferably, from the front, so you can see each chain to work in. And that's how a chain is done.

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