The chain... The easiest of all the crochet stitches yet also the downfall of many beginning crocheters. I know this because I was a victim of the chain as were many of you (yes I read every singe introduction). I personally believe getting past the chain is the biggest hurdle a new crochet student has to cross. So before we get started with the videos, let me give you a little encouragement -- if you can make the chain AND get past it, you can (theoretically) crochet anything. I know that's a really big promise, but here's my reasoning: all the other stitches you'll learn have the same movement as the chain - wrapping the yarn around and pulling it through a loop. If you can understand how to wrap the yarn around the hook and pull it through a loop, you can crochet... if you can get past the stinking chain. So that is what today is all about. Are you ready?! I know you can do this.
All jokes aside, figuring out where to put the hook can be a big issue. With knitting, all the stitches are laid out for you --you just make a stitch in the next loop on your needle. In crochet you just have this chain and you have to figure out where the stitches go. So let's dissect the chain and get to know it a little better.
The next video shows the three ways to stitch into the chain with regular worsted weight yarn and then compares the three. Also, you can hear dash whining because I wasn't paying attention to him. Sorry about that.
So I looked at the schedule again and I realized that the single crochet stitch was originally supposed to be posted today but then there is a two-day break before we learn the half-double crochet on the 10th. So here's what I'm going to do. I have to re-do both of those videos because the lighting was really bad with them and it's not very good planning to have a break between any of the stitch videos. I'm going to put the single crochet lesson up on Sunday and then the rest of the schedule will be correct. That will give me time to rest tomorrow and re-film and edit so they will look as good as these other videos have so far.