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How Do I Crochet: Chain Stitch and Single Crochet

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Always wondered "how do I crochet" the chain stitch? Learn how with this easy-to-learn tutorial.  This is great for beginners to learn.

  1. Make a loop.
     
  2. Pass the hook through the loop, and pick up the yarn. (This is called yarn over, and abbreviated yo).
     
  3. Pull the yarn through the loop.
     
  4. Pick up the yarn again. (yo)
     
  5. Pull through the loop on the hook.
     
  6. Repeat step 4 and 5, until you have the required number of chain stitches called for in your pattern.
     
  7. Photo 6 shows 7 chain stitches completed.
     
  8. Insert the hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. Pick up the yarn. (yo)
     
  9. Pull the yarn through the hook. (2 loops on the hook)


     
  10. Pick up the yarn (yo).
     
  11. Pull through the two loops on the hook. (One single crochet completed.)
     
  12.  Pass the hook through the next chain stitch.
     
  13. Pick up the yarn, (yo), and pull through the chain stitch.
     
  14. Pick up the yarn, (yo).
     
  15. Pull through the 2 loops on the hook.
     
  16. At the end of the row, chain 1.
     
  17. Turn the work around to begin the next row.
     
  18.  Insert the hook through the next stitch.


     
  19. Pick up the yarn. (yo)
     
  20. Pull it through the stitch.
     
  21. Pick up the yarn (yo)
     
  22. Pull it through both loops on the hook. (2nd single crochet completed.) Repeat steps 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 for each single crochet stitch.
     
  23. NOTE: When beginning a row, insert the hook into the 2nd stitch of the row. See the arrow in image 23. The chain 1 at the beginning of the row takes the place of the first single crochet.


































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