chain stitch


  1. a kind of ornamental hand stitching in which each stitch forms a loop through the forward end of the next.
  2. a basic crochet stitch in which yarn is pulled with the crochet hook through a loop on the hook to form a continuous strand of interlocking single loops.
  3. a machine stitch forming a chain on the underside of the fabric.


  1. an ornamental looped embroidery stitch resembling the links of a chain

verb chain-stitch

  1. to sew (something) with this stitch

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