Hi! We’re chaining along next! Chain stitch is so called because it looks like a tiny chain (or a big chain if you use fat yarn and an equally plump hook!). A row of chain stitches curled into a circle form the middle ring of a granny square. The centre of the square is in fact a circle. Go figure. Chain stitch also joins the little clusters of stitches together – and forms the stitches that reach around the corner of a granny square.
It’s really very important to know how to chain stitch fluently. You can practice by making rows of 20 or so chain stitches and tying them off into friendship bands (like I did at afternoon tea yesterday!). Hopefully you have a few friends, because you need to practice quite a bit to make this second nature. So do that! Practice chain stitching and I’ll see you for Lesson Four tomorrow!
Crochet School :: Lesson Four : How To Treble Stitch (UK/AU terminology!)
(You can find a UK/US conversion guide here :: Or just learn our way!)