How to crochet a chain stitch (ch)

In this DROPS video we show you how to crochet a chain stitch (ch).

Hold the slip knot between your thumb and middle finger on the left hand. Move the hook under and over the yarn, with the yarn held in the hook. Pull the hook and the yarn back through the slip knot to form the first chain stitch. Keep going until you have the number of chains stated in your pattern. When counting stitches, do not count the stitch on the hook.

It is easy to work too tight, first we show many chain stitchs after each other where we work correctly. When we pull the thread through the loop and got a new st we MUST get along the thickness on that is on the hook (in the video we take the new st far up the crochet hook so that you easily can see what we mean).

Then we show how NOT to work a chain stitch. Here we work the new stitch only through and let the new st lie on the thin part of the hook instead of the thick part. We then get a chain st that gets shorter and the crochet tension will not be properly with patterns.

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