Do you count the turning chain as a stitch?

What is considered a stitch in crochet?

A crochet stitch is a result of moving a crochet hook through yarn to achieve a specific shape and look in your crochet pattern. Its abbreviation is st for a single stitch and st(s) for more than one stitch.

Which chain we should insert the hook on the first single crochet?

WORKING ROW 1: How to Single Crochet Row 1

Skip the first chain from the crochet hook, insert hook in the second chain through the center of the V and under the back bar of the chain.

Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

How many chains do you need for a blanket?

To give you an estimate, the chain stitches you’ll need for a blanket range from 90 to 225 chains. This is because every blanket type differs in size, and you have to consider the yarn thickness and personal gauge. You may also be using a bigger hook, so the chains you’ll do might be lesser.

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