Asked by: Eugeniusz Pelarda
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th June, 2020

How do you start the first chain in crochet?

How to begin
  1. Step 1: Hold crochet hook in right hand and make a slip knot on hook.
  2. Step 2: Bring yarn over hook from back to front and grab it with hook.
  3. Step 3: Draw hooked yarn through slip knot and onto hook.
  4. Step 4: Skip the first chain stitch.
  5. Step 5: Insert hook into center of next chain stitch.

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Similarly, you may ask, 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.

Secondly, do you crochet through both loops? When working in the round, you crochet without turning the piece. This means that the right side is facing you for all rounds. The above photo shows an example of working through both loops. Doing so creates a fabric that is slightly thicker than working through one loop alone, with no notable 'ridges' on the work.

Besides, how do you start the second row in crocheting?

To begin the second row, turn your work. Chain one for the turning chain (does not count as a stitch). Insert hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first single crochet in the row below, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook (first single crochet complete).

Why do my crochet rows get shorter?

The number of stitches in each row is different: This is the most common reason why your project seems to take on a life of its own. For every stitch you miss in a row, your crochet gradually gets smaller. Likewise, if you accidentally add a stitch every now and then, your project will start to grow.

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