# Do chains count as stitches?

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So the easy way to remember this is that a single crochet starts with 1 chain and it does NOT count as a stitch. All the other stitches COUNT the starting chain in a row as a stitch.

## Does turning chain count as a stitch?

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

## 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.

## How many chains do you need to start an Afghan?

If you get a number with a decimal point, round to the nearest whole number. 3.75 stitches per inch x 39″ (twin size) = 146.25. Round to 146 stitches. That’s your starting chain.

## How many chains do you need for a HDC?

You should have 12 half double crochets, counting the first two chains you skipped at the beginning of the row as a half double crochet (see illustration 39). Turn your work counterclockwise.

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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.

## What is the first chain from the hook?

Pull the hook towards the slipknot, catching the yarn in the hook, and pulling it through the slipknot loop. This forms your first chain (ch) stitch.

## What does second chain from hook mean?

Row 1: Ch 15; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. … That means that you look at your chain, count the first chain away from the hook, which you will skip, then work a single crochet in the 2nd chain away from the hook.

## Does the slip knot count as a stitch?

In knitting, the slip knot always counts as a stitch. If you are a crocheter, be sure to remember this, as in crochet, the slip knot never counts as a stitch. … This means that on Row 1, which is the right side of the piece (RS), you will knit all 12 stitches on the needle.

## Does the cast on count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.

## Do you count the stitch on the hook in crochet?

The chain on your hook does not count as a chain stitch. There will always be a loop on your hook while you’re crocheting no matter what stitch you’re using. It never counts.

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