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A Guide To Deciphering Chains

Ever get stuck when you reach the end of your row, turn your work, and then forget if you should be chaining 2 or 3?


It happens to me more than I’d like to admit! So, here is a quick guide to the standard amount of chains for each stitch in US and UK/AUS terminology. I recommend following the pattern your making, just in case it varies, and feel free to make one less if you feel the gap is too big (this is what I do).



Turning Chains – US Terms

  • Single Crochet (sc) 1 chain
  • Extended Single Crochet (esc) 2 chains
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc) 2 chains
  • Double Crochet (dc) 3 chains
  • Treble Crochet (tr) 4 chains
  • Double Treble Crochet (dtr) 5 chains


Turning Chains – UK/AUS Terms

  • Double Crochet (dc) 1 chain
  • Extended Double Crochet (exdc) 2 chains
  • Half Treble Crochet (htr) 2 chains
  • Treble Crochet (tr) 3 chains
  • Double Treble Crochet (dtr) 4 chains
  • Triple Treble Crochet (ttr) 5 chains


Happy Crafting! xoxo

Tegan


Disclaimer: Any tips I share in my blog posts are my personal experiences and my own opinion.


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