Free Technique Monday: How to Work a Crochet Chain

Crocheted chains are one of the most fundamental techniques you’ll need to know when creating crocheted fabric. Chains are frequently used as the foundation round when working motifs, but they are also used to create spaces within crocheted fabric, or on their own as ties or other decorations. In this quick lesson, Edie Eckman demonstrates how to hold the yarn and the hook, create a crocheted chain, and accurately count the stitches.

How to Work a Crochet Chain

Edie Eckman is a designer, author and popular teacher who loves both knitting and crochet. She teaches around the country and is the author of a number of best-selling crochet and knitting titles including The Crochet Answer Book, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy.