This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
1. Work towards you, holding the cloth over the left forefinger.
2. Draw the needle through from underneath at the upper end, a short distance from the edge.
4. Continue in this manner, always inserting the needle inside the loop of the last stitch, and being careful to take the same number of threads on the needle for each stitch.
Chain-stitching is often used for outlining a pattern.