Crochet in the Chain Space

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Many times a pattern will instruct you to work into a chain space instead of into a particular stitch.  A chain space is a "bridge" created by one or more chains.

Pattern Abbreviation:  ch sp



The photos below show an example of a double crochet stitch being worked into a chain space.

Crochet in the Chain Space, Step 1


The photo shows an example of a chain space within crochet work. 

Crochet in the Chain Space, Step 2


To create a stitch within a chain space, insert the hook within the space, and create the appropriate stitch.

Crochet in the Chain Space, Step 3


Photo shows a completed stitch within the chain space.