How to Crochet Chain – Crochet Basics

In the last post in this series, we learned how to make a slip knot. In this post, we will be learning how to crochet a chain. This is foundational for so many crochet projects. Learning and mastering these stitches will give you the foundations you need to make a world of beautiful yarn creations!

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All photos depict crocheting with the left hand. If you are right-handed, simply flip the image (either in your mind or in a photo editor) and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments!


  • Crochet hook, I am using a J 10 (6.00mm) hook
  • Yarn (I’m using this yarn)
  • Scissors


  • Start by making a slip knot
  • Yarn over and pull through the slip knot




  • Repeat this step until your chain is the desired length!
  • For even stitches, try to keep the tension on the working yarn the same with each stitch.
  • Practice chaining until you are comfortable and your stitches are even.


It really is that simple! Once you’ve mastered the chain you have mastered the foundation for many, many crochet projects!

In the next Crochet Basics post, we will learn how to single crochet and turn our work. Subscribe to receive notifications for new posts and never miss an update! The subscribe box is in the sidebar, underneath the “Crochet Lately” box.

Was this tutorial helpful to you? Have you ever tried to learn to crochet before? What is your biggest hurdle when it comes to learning to crochet?

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