Hello everyone. Today I am going to share with you a new technique that I love to use when starting a new project.
Now, I can ideal world, we wouldn’t have to ever do a foundation chain. I have been a massive convert to the Foundation Sc recently. But sometimes, a starting chain is inevitable.
Traditionally when crocheting into a foundation chain, we would put our hook under the top loop of the V created at the front of the chain.
However, for a neater look, consider turning the chain over and looking at its back. Can you see these bumps at the back. Well, we can actually crochet into these instead.
Now for a side by side, so you can see the difference this method makes to the beginning edge of a project.
You get a much more even edge, which looks nicer and if sewing panels together, is uch easier to match up.
I used it for the collar of my Neon Moon Jumper and it negated the need to finish it with a row of SC.
And there we are. A neater foundation edge is as simple as flipping the chain over and picking another loop.
What have you learnt recently that has changed how you crochet?