How to Crochet: Vertical ChainsBy Candace – 7 Comments
While playing around with yarn and a hook, I came up with something I call the vertical chain. It’s simple: a chain that’s worked into a stitch so it stands up as opposed to going across your work. The chain is flatter than a normal crochet stitch, so it creates a thinner fabric.
The general idea behind it is that you insert your hook into the next stitch, make a few chains, then finish the stitch.
Here’s a visual breakdown:
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Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop
Make the number of chains you’d like (I chose a ch-3)
Draw the chain on your hook through the remaining loop.
And there you have a finished vertical chain.
If you need further help with this stitch, feel free to leave a comment.