How to Make a Chain Stitch


Hold crochet hook in right hand and make a slip knot on hook.

Diagram 1 chain stitch

Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook.z

Diagram2 chain stitch

Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook. This makes one chain stitch.

Diagram 3 chain stitch

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you have the desired number of stitches. One loop will remain on hook.

Diagram 4 chain stitch


Skip the first chain stitch.

Digram 1 single crochet

Insert hook into center of next chain stitch. Draw yarn through the chain stitch and up onto the hook. There are now 2 loops on hook.

Diagram 2 single crochet

Bring yarn over hook from back to front, and draw it through both loops on hook. One loop remains on the hook, and you have just made one single crochet stitch.

Diagram 3 single crochet

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 in each of the remaining chains—be sure to work in the very last chain. You have now completed one row of single crochet. At the end of the row, make one chain stitch, then turn the work counter-clockwise, leaving the hook in the chain.

Digram 4 single crochet stitch

Now you begin another row, working into the stitches of the previous row. Make one single crochet stitch in first stitch and in each remaining stitch of the previous row. Be sure to work into the last stitch. Chain 1, turn.

Digram 5 single crochet stitchDiagram 6 single crochet stitch

Repeat single crochet rows following the pattern.