How to Crochet Chain Stitch Rows

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Crocheting chain stitch rows is something that leaves you with a couple of choices to make. Crochet chain stitch rows with help from a crochet expert in this free video clip.

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I'm Phyllis Serbes, Creative Gifts, and in this segment we are going to go over how to crochet chain stitch rows. When you are working into your foundation chain you've got a couple of choices. You can work your stitches into the top loop or back loop of each chain across. For example, if I do single crochet stitches I'm just picking up that top back loop and making my stitch. Alternatively you can pick up both the top back loop as well as the ridge underneath. If you flip over your foundation chain row you'll see these little ridges that make up the back of the chain stitches. And you can pick up both a loop and that ridge to make your first row. To insert picking up the loop and the ridge like this. That way the only thing that's underneath your hook is to bottom or front loop. I didn't pick up my ridge. So I picked up my top loop and then I've got to also pick up the ridge. The third alternative is to actually insert your hook between the top front loop and the back top loop. The third alternative is to pick up both the bottom front loop and the top back loop. So that the two loops of the chain are on the top of your hook and that bottom ridge is underneath. You do a yarn over, you pull up a loop and then you finish your stitch. This one is a little bit more complicated but it makes for a really nice finish along the bottom of your work. So you are catching both loops of the chain on top of your hook. And then you are catching that ridge underneath. And you are pulling up a loop and finishing your stitch. I'm Phyllis Serbes, Creative Gifts. And in this segment, we covered three different methods of how to work into chain stitches to make a row.


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