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:: Crochet School : Lesson Three : Learn To Crochet Chain Stitch

January 15, 2010


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!

A Granny A Day :: Day 11

Here’s an alternative video to show you how to chain stitch.
Here’s a photo guide if that’s more your way of learning.
And here’s an illustrated guide for good measure.

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!)


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  • Reply Bee January 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    Hi Pip,
    I used your videos last year when learning to do a granny square. They were great! I was hoping to get back into it after having a baby recently- I have forgotten!
    I am just letting you know the videos no longer seem to be working on my iPad. Are they on YouTube, I coulbt find first lessons. Thanks!

    • Reply Meet Me At Mikes January 3, 2015 at 11:24 AM

      The first few are on Vimeo, Bee. Let me know if you can’t find them. (I really should have put them all in one place, but I was just learning back then!)

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