How to Create a Foundation Chain

How to Create a Foundation Chain

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Tutorial Overview

Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a foundation chain. In this video we will show you how to create a foundation chain.




Step-by-step guide

Now that you’ve got your slip knot, we’re going to hold the yarn in our left hand.

Step 1:

Move your hook underneath the yarn to create a yarn over.

Step 2:

Catch the yarn with the tip of the hook by rotating your hook face-down.

Step 3:

Draw the hook through the loop.

Step 4:

You’ve now made a chain stitch. Repeat these steps to your desired length.

And that’s how you make a foundation chain in crochet!


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