Chain Stitch (ch)

Standard term:  Chain Stitch

Standard abbreviation:  ch

Notes:
The most basic stitch, used to start working rows of crochet, also known as the 'foundation chain' and to make open spaces or loops.

Associated term:  Chain space

Abbreviation: ch sp

Notes:
An open space left by making a chain or several chains in a piece of crochet.




Tutorial:


1.  Wrap the yarn over your hook.
2.  Pull this wrapped yarn through the loop (or slip knot) already on your hook.
3.  The chain stitch is complete.












A row of chain stitches: