Crochet in the Chain Space

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.

The photo shows an example of a chain space within crochet work.
To create a stitch within a chain space, insert the hook within the space, and create the appropriate stitch.
Photo shows a completed stitch within the chain space.