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Most knitters also find it very challenging to figure out where to insert your hook to make the next stitch. You will always have just one loop on your hook after finishing a stitch, and you will insert your hook into both loops of what looks like a chain stitch to make your next stitch, unless the instructions inform you otherwise. If your swatch is in front of you, turn it so that you are looking down on it, like looking down on a knife's edge. You should see a row of what look like chain stitches -- each of them represents a stitch into which you will insert your hook to continue making stitches and completing rows of work.