Today is our first day of an eight-week series on beginning crochet and the basic stitches used in the Zinnia Blossoms Afghan.
Today we'll be learning how to make a Chain Stitch. (With bonus in-video tutorials on how to make a slip knot and how to work a slip stitch.) The Chain Stitch is one of the most fundamental stitches in crochet and usually provides a cast-on edge or a way to build height at the beginning of a row or round. It can also be used decoratively in both knitting and crochet projects so it's a very handy stitch to learn.
I've posted the video below along with a few notes and all the links you might need. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun & happy knitting!
Other Lessons in this Series:
US Half-Double Crochet (available 3/9/21)
US Double Crochet (available 3/16/21)
US Treble Crochet (available 3/23/21)
US Puff Stitch (available 3/30/21)
US Double Crochet Bobble (available 4/6/21)
US Treble Crochet Bobble (available 4/13/21)
Zinnia Blanket Assembly (available 4/20/21)
Frequently Asked Crochet Questions (available 4/27/21)
Notes and Resources:
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Crochet Chain Stitch
Step 1: You need either at least 1 loop or a slip knot on your hook.
Step 2: Wrap the working yarn from back to front, over the hook. (This is a yarn-over.)
Step 3: Pull the working yarn through the loop/slip knot that was on your hook in step 1.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 until you've chained the amount of stitches indicated in your pattern.
You're now ready to cast-on all the crochet projects!
Next week we'll learn how to make a US Half-Double Crochet and find out it's UK counterpart. Make sure you're signed up for emails so that you get the tutorial sent straight to your inbox. See you then!
Zinnia Blossoms Afghan Supplies:
(Linked to Interweave.com)
$2.95 USD / 100g
(Linked to the LoveCrafts.com)
(Linked to KnitPicks.com)