Very often do we start a project from a straight and simple foundation chain made up from a few up to many, many chain stitches. As a beginner we usually learn how to crochet into a foundation chain from the front of the chain as this is a more easy way of starting a project on i.e a blanket. This works, of course, but for a more smooth and stable start, I personally prefer to work my first row into the back of the foundation chain.
The front of your crocheted foundation chain looks like a row of lying V's. For a beginner it is very easy to see where to insert your hook and it is a quick and easy way of making your first row on a project. The edge becomes straight but lacks a bit of stability.
Crochet into the BACK of a foundation chain
To crochet into the back of your foundation chain you have to turn your chain upside down. The back looks like a row of bumps. This technique needs a bit more effort from the hand holding the hook. You insert the hook into the bump to make your stitch, and a nice and neat edge with stability and strength is made.
I hope this Crochet Tip was helpful and I wish you Happy Crocheting, until next time!