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Crochet 101: The Perfect Foundation Chain
- Yarn of your choice
- Crochet needle
How to Hold Your Yarn
Wrap the yarn once around your pinky. With the yarn relaxed, hold the string in between your thumb and middle finger.
Crochet usually begins with a long chain of stitches called a beginning or foundation chain. This chain is started with a knot known as the slip knot.
About 6 inches away from non-connected end of your yarn is where you will make your slip knot. Twist your yarn so you have a loop. (shown below) Push your yarn through the loop to create the slip knot. You can now stick your crochet hook through the knot and tighten or tighten the knot then slip your hook through.
Wrap the yarn you are holding (connected to skein end) around your hook. Now you should have two loops around your hook.
Gently pull your second made loop through your first made loop. Now you should have one loop on your hook. Congrats you made your first chain stitch!
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are at your desired length. Your project will shrink a little; so make your chain slightly longer than what you want your project to be.
Continue on from your foundation chain with the single stitch (tutorial click here), double stitch, etc.
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Build Off Your Foundation Chain With the Single Stitch (Tutorial Link Below)
- Single Crochet Stitch Step By Step
Step By Step instructions/video of how to do a single crochet stitch while going under both stitches