Turning chain

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Turning chain

The turning chain takes the place of the first stitch in a row. We make it in order to secure the right height of the row which we are starting off. So if we want to make a row of double crochet stitches, we must first crochet three chain stitches so that first stitches we crochet ‘stand straight.’

How-to:

The number of turning stitches depends on the type of stitch we want to crochet, or actually the kind of first stitch in a row.

The following table should be of help:

The turning chain is usually counted as the first stitch of the row, with the exception of single crochet rows.

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