I want to show my fellow crocheters out there something I discovered. Well, I didn’t exactly “discover” it. I’d seen it written many times, but it’s nothing I ever paid attention to. And if you’re like me, you haven’t paid attention to it either.
When you have any project that begins with a starting chain and then a row of sc, how do you make that sc stitch? Have you ever tried making all your sc stitches in the back stitch or “hump” of your chain?
The picture above shows my starting chain. I’m about to start my first row which reads, “Sc in second chain from hook and in each chain across.”
Turn your starting chain one-quarter turn towards you. You will be able to see the back loops or “humps,” denoted with red arrows above. These are the stitches you’re going to put all of your sc stitches into. Once you get the hang of it, it’s not awkward to do at all, and the result is totally worth it anyway.
In this picture, I have turned my yarn over so you can see the edge of your starting row. These are the stitches where you will start your border or final rounds when your project is complete. Of course, you can always use the foundation single crochet (fsc) method to start your project, but this is so much easier and makes your edge look just as neat. I can never remember how to do the fsc, and I have to look it up on YouTube and learn it all over again when I want to use it. I love to use that stitch because it looks so nice and neat, especially along a neckline of a sweater or something like that where you want nice, neat edges.
Anyway, I hope I’ve convinced some of you to try this method of beginning a project. Try it! You’ll love it!
Did I use the words “nice” and “neat” and “tidy” enough?
Oh my Lord…did you watch the World Series game last night?? It was pure torture watching that game. I don’t know why I watch. I really can’t take the pressure. But what a great game! Unfortunately, the Texas Rangers lost in extra innings, but they have another chance tonight. Whichever team wins tonight takes The Title. Let the torture begin!