How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

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I had a thought on my morning wake up walk, today. How to crochet, learning the basics – it might be something you are looking to do. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet. Maybe you need a refresher. So I called upon two of my favorite crocheting YouTube-ers to help us learn how to make our crochet chain. You will begin most projects with this foundation and it can be various lengths, depending upon what you are creating.

Related: Easy crochet projects found here!

Making Your Chain

I’m here to tell you that making your crochet chain is pretty darn easy. Once you figure out how to hold the hook and you get yourself into a good rhythm, there isn’t anything you can’t begin to crochet with your chain. Let’s get started.

How to Crochet: Making Your Chain

Sarah Jane from Bella Coco has a great video for teaching us all how to make our foundation chain. Not only does she show us how to crochet our chain, she gives us several other tips for making sure our crochet project starts off on the right foot. Here’s what you’ll learn in just over 4 minutes.

  • How to hold your crochet hook and yarn.
  • How to make your slip knot.
  • How to chain.
  • How to count your chain stitches.
  • How to make sure you have good tension.

Let’s watch:

See? She makes it look so easy.

And it really is. If I can do it, anyone can. Though, I will say that I haven’t found anyone on YouTube that makes their slip knot quite how I make mine. But I learned so long ago and…well, it’s what works for me. The way Bella Coco does it is so fun and easy, you’ll be slip knotting and chain stitching in no time.

But let’s see how Mikey from the Crochet Crowd shows us to crochet our chain.

Let’s watch:

I adore Mikey because he most always lays out whatever he’s doing in such detail that even I can do (whatever).

You’ll learn how to hold your yarn and hook, as well as many different terms associated with crocheting. Mikey shows us every step and makes it so darn easy for anyone looking to expand their crafting with crochet.

Some bonus tips (combining both sets of lessons):

  • Controlling your tension.
  • Proper holding of hook and yarn.
  • The right size hook for your yarn.
  • Counting stitches for beginning your first row of double crochet.

And there you have it. Two different crocheting YouTube-ers sharing how to get started with crochet, making your chain. Glad you came along and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any further instruction!


Sandra Lynn



Once you’ve mastered the chain stitch, you can go on to crochet so many beautiful items, like this quick and easy little baby dress (from another of my favorite crocheting YouTube-ers):

baby dress

What is your favorite crochet stitch?



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