Welcome to the first lesson in our Learn to Crochet series! This week, we'll be learning two basic stitches: the chain and the single crochet.
It should be noted that I am right-handed, and all of my instructions will reflect that. Moogly has a good set of instructions for how to crochet left-handed, if you would like to learn that way. This series will still be beneficial for information and pattern support, but hers can help you with the individual stitches.
The chain is the foundation of basically every crochet project. So learn it, practice it, and love it, because you're going to need it all the time.
The first thing you need to make is a slip knot. If you are a knitter learning to crochet, you should already know how to make one, as it's the same as you do for casting on. In crochet, however, the slip knot does NOT count as a stitch.
If you do not know how to make one, visit our tutorial section.