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Basic Chain Stitch
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 Basic Chain Stitch 
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  •  Abbreviations and symbols:
  •    Ch - chain, symbol O.

    o o o o o o o o o o o
  •   Important Note:
  • These instructions are made for right-handed crocheters. 
  • Click on picture to enlarge it.
  
  •    How to Hold the Yarn:
  • Hold the thread on your left hand

  • Hold the yarn between the thumb and the index finger, and wrap the yarn over the index finger. Support the yarn with your middle finger. Leave a tail of yarn below your thumb, as mentioned in the picture.

  •    How to Hold the hook:
  • Hold the hook on your right hand, between your thumb, index finger and middle finger (as same as you hold the pen). Keeps the hook facing upward.


  •      How to Crochet a slip knot 
  • A slip knot is the first step in almost all crochet projects.
  • There are a few ways to make a slip knots; this is one of them:
  • Hold the yarn and the hook as detailed above.
  • Insert the crochet hook between your index finger and the yarn.
  
  • Twist the yarn clockwise to make a loop.

  • You should hold the loop between the thumb and the index finger. Your middle finger, fourth finger and pinkie can be used to move the other end of the yarn.
  
  • Wrap the yarn around your hook. Do it by turning your hook a little bit counterclockwise, and use your middle finger, fourth finger, and pinkie to move the yarn to help you easily grab it with the hook.
  
  • After you've hooked the yarn, draw it through the slip knot.

  • Stretch the yarn to get a tough knot. This is a slip knot.


  •    How to Crochet a chain
  • Crochet a slip knot. This knot is not counted in the total amount of chains.
  • You should hold the slip knot between the thumb and the index finger. Your middle finger, fourth finger and pinkie can be used to move the other end of the yarn.
  • Be sure that you are holding between your fingers the end of yarn that is still attached to the ball and not the tail of the yarn that is between your thumb and the index finger .

  • Wrap the yarn around your hook. Do it by turning your hook a little bit counterclockwise, and use your middle finger, fourth finger, and pinkie to move the yarn to help you easily grab it with the hook.
  
  • After you've hooked the yarn, draw it through the loop of the slip knot.
      
  • Stretch the yarn to a little bit. You've crocheted the first chain stitch.

  • Crochet more chain stitches as needed.  



Category: Crochet stitches | Added by: MarinaLevy | Author: Marina Levy (17-Oct-2011)
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