How many do you chain for double crochet?

Do you chain 2 or 3 for double crochet?

Instructions typically tell you to chain 3 for a double crochet or chain 4 for a treble crochet. Instead, chain one less. In other words, chain 2 for a double-crochet turn or chain 3 for a treble-crochet turn.

How many crochet chains do I need?

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.

Do you count the chain on the hook?

The chain on your hook does not count as a chain stitch. There will always be a loop on your hook while you’re crocheting no matter what stitch you’re using. It never counts.

Does chain count as first row?

When you’re working rows of half double crochet, you will chain 2 as your turning chain at the beginning of each row. Because this chain does NOT count as a stitch, you will create your first half double crochet into that very first stitch.

Why are there holes in my crochet?

What is important is that your work is as tight as you can comfortably make it. If you see holes in your work, either try working with a tighter tension or go down a hook size so that your stitches are nice and tight.

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How big will my crochet blanket be?

Standarad Crochet Blanket Sizes

Blanket Dimensions (inches)
Throw 52 x 60
Twin 66 x 90
Full / Queen 90 x 90
King 108 x 108