How to cast on from provisional chain

In this DROPS video we show how to cast on stitches from a provisional chain.

This method of crochet chains at the bottom of your work let you create live loops that can be picked up afterward and be worked down, e.g. cuffs, lace borders etc.

Use a crochet hook and crochet sts upon a needle. Start with a slip knot. After required sts are on the needle, don't pass the last loop onto the needle but chain a couple of extra sts and then pull loop a bit long through last stitch. This is the thread you will pull later to unzip the crochet sts.

You must read the pattern to be able to follow. You’ll find patterns where you can use this technique by clicking on the pictures below.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

Comments (18)

Rosi wrote:

Sehr gut verständlich !

10.01.2021 - 20:29

Kirsten Ullerup wrote:

Det er super let. Tak😍

12.05.2020 - 07:13

Betty Smit wrote:

Very helpful and instructive👍

15.11.2019 - 06:35

Svea Von Krshiwoblozki wrote:

Super erklärt! Dankeschön für dieses Video

13.12.2017 - 22:44

Nolwenn2B wrote:

Merci beaucoup pour la démonstration de cette technique si pratique, et maintenant si facile! Toutes vos vidéos sont extrêmement utiles et parfaitement conçues.

22.11.2017 - 09:13

Ilona wrote:

Dankeschön, das war sehr hilfreich! :-)) Ich habe nicht gewusst dass es so eine gute Hilfe gibt, klasse.

21.07.2015 - 23:22

Palacios wrote:

J'avais beau connaître la méthode, j'avais oublié comment faire et avec vos vidéos d'une grande simplicité et sans bla-bla tout devient facile. Merci.

23.05.2015 - 11:35

Armelle Le Coustumer wrote:

Tellement astucieux ! Merci !

10.05.2015 - 09:50

Angelika wrote:

Die Tipps sind immer wieder super. Vielen Dank dafür und überhaupt für die tollen Seiten und Modelle.

25.01.2015 - 16:47

Heike wrote:

Super und hilfreich!!!!

28.11.2014 - 06:13

Fevrier wrote:

Bonne explication, facile

03.05.2014 - 19:34

Rianas wrote:

It really helped me! thanks :)

13.11.2013 - 13:40

Sophie wrote:


12.11.2013 - 03:50

Preety wrote:

Very helpful...

29.10.2013 - 05:39

Jane Rodman wrote:

This was amazing. I just found your site and will definitely be a return visitor!

28.06.2013 - 22:21

Syria Low wrote:

Oh, this is way easier! I wish I had seen this video a lot earlier when I had a project that called for this stitch; it would have helped me a lot. I am saving a tab on my computer to your helpful videos for future reference. Thanks again!

21.01.2012 - 15:54

Wivianne wrote:

Jättelistigt - och snyggt!

06.06.2011 - 10:22

Eleanor Nani wrote:

Cast on chain provisional and grafting excellent

01.09.2010 - 13:04

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