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Beginning Crochet: Part 2

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After you have a good knot tied in your yarn, you can begin to make a chain. This fundamental stitch is called a foundation stitch or chain stitch. You’ll have to experiment with how to hold the thread, so that it ran run freely while you are crocheting and still be slightly taut. Try threading it through the fingers of your left hand.

 

Chain stitch or foundation stitch (abbreviation ch)- The chain stitch forms the base row of any project. You should have a not-too-tight loop left by your initial slipknot. Simply yarn over (if you forgot how, bring the yarn around the hook, so it’s between you and your crochet hook, turn the end of the hook to catch the thread). Pull the thread through the loop. Continue to “yo,” yarn over and pull through. You want to practice this stitch until you can get uniform stitches before moving on. This video shows you how to do a beginning slipknot and the chain stitch, with the assistance of a giant crochet hook compliments of www.pattern-knit.com!

 

 

Crochet Ring (r#, the number of chain stitches made into a ring)- Chain the amount of stitches that the pattern calls for. Slip the hook through the first stitch, yarn over, and pull through both loops. These rings are used for decoration and as starting blocks for certain projects.

 

Crochet actually refers to picking up loop(s) from a previous stitch, which we have not actually done yet! The chain stitches form a starting chain, which the different crochets can build from.

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What a wonderful instructional video. She did such a nice job with the pace, the speaking as well as the size of the tools. Kudos!

So glad you enjoyed it, @chibimaddy!

Started my granddaughter to crochet and this helped a lot on explaining things for her when she was back at college.

Want to create a few simple accessories that will impress your friends using only lengths of crocheted chain? It's simple - make 3 lengths of chain - tie a know in one and and plait them together. Once finished tie know in other end. Add beads to the individual yarns at both finished ends and you will have great belt to wear with jeans. Make a shorter plaited length, add beads and it can be used as a ribbon for tying up hair. Use metallic yarns for an even greater effect. Purchase black string elastic, add beads as you crochet the chain until length is approximately 4-5inches. Tie ends together, trim excess, add a spot of superglue over knot, when dry you will have a great hair scrunchie. Wand a shoulder bag that will stand out - use a large size hook, 12 ply yarn, metallic or brightly coloured beads and a small, light bag from a thrift shop which has rings where the strap is attached. Remove old strap leaving rings in place - attach beginning of chain to one side of bag, crochet the chain length including the beads until the strap is desired length, attach final chain to ring on opposite side of bag (ensure chain is not twisted), trim excess yarn at beginning and end.

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There is no picture help me out here, please/ Thank you for your time, patience and understanding regarding this matter and situation.

I taught myself crochet but i do it really loose what can i do

can you please help explain how to read patterns, i want to chrochet beautiful items, but the patterns seem so difficult to read, help!!

These instructions will be great for teaching my granddaughter to crochet. Thank you for making them so easy to understand.

If I only had this video when was trying to learn how to crochet!!!!!!!

I wish I had this website with the video to show how to crochet when I taught myself how to crochet over 30 years ago. This is so awsome, it's showing me how to do it the right way, not the way I've been doing it. At least my projects turned out pretty. Thanks

This was a BIG help!! I have croched before but always mess up with the chain stich someway or another! and iam the kind of person who can watch somehing being done and catch on real quick but harder for me to read the instuctions and learn that way............Thank You Muskegon, MI.

This is great! I appreciate the close up and the articulation of the speaker. I finally can learn to crochet!!Thanks a Million

This is extremely simple enough for me, 'cause I have no clue what I'm doing. If I could follow this, anyone can. )

Hi I live in Spain, and I am disbled. We both decided we wanted to learn how to crochet. So I went in to Google and alas found you. The best thing that ever happened to me. I sit at the computer and look at it over and over till I have go it and then go on to the next. Thank you so much Frances

This actually makes sense to me now!!!

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