Happy Sunday to all my tips and tricks loving crafters. Here is a Sunday Stitch for the crocheters and its dead simple. Today let’s turn a base chain, the kind of chain we start nearly every crochet project, upside down. Let’s set our first row of stitches into those little bumps that run along the backside of a starting chain.
Why? Because then you’ll have a starting edge that looks an awful lot like your finishing edge. With the base chain turned upside down, those pretty interlocking V’s will be facing out and down and that can add a nice, polished touch to projects like scarfs and washcloths. You might also find that this trick keeps you starting edge nice a stretchy.
And its quite easy. If you like this technique, you can use it in almost any worked-flat crochet project.
Setting the First Row of Crochet Stitches into the Backside of a Starting Chain
Told ya it was easy! If your looking for other crochet tips, tricks, and free tutorials, you can find them right here.
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3 Comments on "Using the Backside of a Chain – a Better Start in Crochet"
I ahh, don’t need to look it up. Lol. I do use foundation stitches when I need a super elastic edge, like the top of a sock or the brim on a bottom up hat. Those foundation stitches are very handy and they solve the problem of many ill-fitting crochet garnets.
But this technique will give you a starting edge that looks very close to the finishing edge. That’s what I use it for. It nice for flat-worked pieces, like blankets, that you want to be reversible.
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