Meaning of chain stitch

chain' stitch"

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.

chain•stitch

Pronunciation: (chān'stich"), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to sew or crochet using a chain stitch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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