A crocheted piece of fabric with a crochet hook.
|

Turning chain

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.

Similar Posts

2 Comments

  1. Hi, I was hoping you would talk about using a stacked single crochet as a turn stitch for double crochet high rows. I heard of it once in a video but the creator didn’t really explain how it works or why it was preferred to a regular turning chain.

    thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *