Saturday, October 31, 2015

CROCHET TIP:
How To Crochet Into The Back Of A Foundation Chain

I wanted to share some of my favorite crochet tips and tricks with you. Things I've learned and discovered through the years. Simple tweaks that gives your crochet that little extra neatness and sleekness. So my first Crochet Tip is: How To Crochet Into The Back Of A Foundation Chain.

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.

Crochet into the FRONT of a 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.

When looking at the bottom of your stitch, you can see that it has a nice a stable V structure just like the top of the stitch has. Isn't that neat?

I hope this Crochet Tip was helpful and I wish you Happy Crocheting, until next time!











Kärlek
Annette


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12 comments :

  1. Thanks for your tutorial. This make the edge neat.

    Have a nice weekend, Margaret

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  2. I don't always use this method but it's really good for having both start and finish rows looking the same. It is recommended in 'The Happy hooker' by Debbie Stoller. Your explanation is great!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, hopefully will experiment and give this a try. Leah xxx

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  4. that is a neat little tip! i only do a little crochet occasionally, but will have to give this a go sometime, though i know my daughter will like this, she loves to crochet
    thanx for sharing

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  5. It does make for a neater edge, but hard to break old habits sometimes.

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  6. Great tips here. I've used a foundation chain for a provisional cast on and yes, had learned to use a bigger hook as it was hard to get into those little bumps. But your tip of starting off from the backside to have a nice, neat edge is a great one.

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  8. Great tutorial. thank you so much.
    Blessings Gail

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  9. That is a great tip. I will try it on my next project

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  10. Thanks Annette this is a great tip. I have just started having a go at crochet, I'm hoping that I will get better as I have started a baby blanket but my rows never have the same amount of stitches in them so I am obviously doing something wrong when I come to the edge. Have you anything to suggest on this? I had started it for a friends baby, but got fed up as I got fed up having to keep undoing it. Two friends babies later I may have another go at it!!!!!!
    Hugs Julie

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  11. Dear Julie,
    Thanks for all your sweet messages. Lets see if I can help you. first of all, what rows are you making? Are you working in US or UK terms? If you are making a stripy blanket with trebles (UK) /double crochet stitches (US), I do have a good tutorial on how to get even edges here:
    http://myrosevalley.blogspot.ch/2013/06/crochet-basics-how-to-crochet-straight.html

    If you still need some advice just drop me a message on my email address myrosevalley@bluewin.ch and explain what you would like me to help you with and I'll see what I can do.
    Best wishes for this special weekend
    Annette

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Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

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