Crochet tutorials – A series for complete beginners

How to make a starting chain– a beginners guide

white background with 3 balls of yarn to the left ready to start making a starting chain
white background with 3 balls of yarn to the left ready to start making a starting chain

If you haven’t started to try and make a chain yet, this is a great place to be!

So far in this series we have looked at

  • 1. How to hold your hook
  • 2. How to hold your hook and yarn
  • 3. How to make a slip knot

The full list and link are at the bottom of the page, go check them out.

If you have tried making a chain and find yourself here, I imagine it hasn’t been going well. Completing a chain can be a deal breaker for someone new to crochet.

I’m so glad you are here and taking the time to get to grips with how to make a chain. I’m not sure I can repeat the words I used whilst learning to make a chain in polite company and I’m sincerely hoping you can skip over the frustration I encountered.

Watch the video a couple of times and then take it slowly whilst you have a go. I promise the chain becomes much neater with practice and much quicker.

How to make a starting chain

In this video, I am using a knit pro hook and style craft yarn the link below links directly to Amazon so you can get more information about them. If you choose to purchase via this link I may receive a small commission from Amazon, the cost to you is not affected. I do not recommend products for commission I only recommend products I use.

If you haven’t seen any of the other tutorials in this series have a look at the list and if you think they are useful for you please take a look.

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