We’ve all been there. You’ve made your chain – 50, 100, 300 chains long. Maybe you even added a couple extra, just in case (after all, you can always take them out later). But then you get to the end of the first row… and you come up short. Oh no! But do not fret, there are ways to add more chains without pulling out your stitches or starting over! Here’s how to add more chains to a too-short foundation!
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How to Add More Chains to a Too-Short Foundation – Right Handed
How to Add More Chains to a Too-Short Foundation – Left Handed
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- US – N, 9.0 mm hook by Furls Crochet
- Lion Brand Hometown USA
- Stork Scissors
- Foundation Double Crochet – tutorial
Basically, when you come up short on your foundation chain, and you don’t want to pull out your work, you have 2 options!
- Add more stitches using foundation stitches. This technique works particularly well for simple rows of stitches, such as single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, etc.
- Add more chains using a separate piece of yarn. You’ll want to pull this from an extra skein or from the opposite end of the skein you are working from since you’ll have to cut a new piece.
I hope that this tutorial helps you out the next time you find yourself a few stitches short of the first row! Thanks for watching!