Question: How do you determine the beginning of a crochet chain?

To begin your first row, you will double crochet into the fourth chain from your hook. Those three chains you skipped counts as a double crochet in your first row.

What is the first chain in crochet?

Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a beginning or foundation chain. A slip knot is the first step in most crochet projects. We will begin by making a slip knot on the crochet hook about 6 inches from the free end of the yarn. You will first start by creating a loop with the yarn.

Do you count the first chain in crochet?

Lesson 3: Working Into the Chain

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch. Now stop and look at the chain.

Which is easier crochet or knit?

Knitting uses a pair of long needles to form the loops, moving a set of loops from one needle to another; the stitches are held on the needle. Crochet uses a single hook to hook the loops together directly on the piece. It is this major difference that makes crochet much easier to work with than knitting.

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Do you crochet into the turning chain?

The turning chain usually takes the place of the first stitch of the row except for single crochet rows. For a single crochet, you would work to the end of a row. Turn over your crochet work and make one chain stitch. Now work the first stitch of the new row in your pattern.

How many chains do you need for a blanket?

3.75 stitches per inch x 39″ (twin size) = 146.25. Round to 146 stitches. That’s your starting chain.

How do you crochet a chart?

First, like most crochet projects, you create a starting chain and crochet back along it. So, you start by chaining the number of stitches shown in the bottom row of your graph, plus one. Next, you single crochet in the second chain from the hook, and in each chain. This becomes Row 1.

Which chain we should insert the hook on the first single crochet?

Skip the first chain from the crochet hook, insert hook in the second chain through the center of the V and under the back bar of the chain.

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