What is considered 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.

Do you count the turning chain as a stitch?

The turning chain almost always counts as the first stitch of the next row, except for the single crochet.

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.

Do you have to count stitches in crochet?

By learning to properly count your stitches. Counting the stitches in the row each time you finish a row will show you if you accidentally skipped or added a stitch somewhere. Most well-written crochet patterns will give a stitch count (number of stitches you should have) for each row or round.

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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.

How do you remember crochet stitches?

The first place you can remember this is skipping stitches or chaining stitches to start a new row. Traditionally, single crochet calls for skipping or chaining one stitch to start a row, double crochet calls for two, and triple crochet calls for three.

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