The Chainless Starting Double Crochet method of starting rows is the perfect way to avoid the wimpy 3 ch turning chain. And the previous tutorial for it was a hit! But some of you had a question – how does this stitch work in the round? Well it works great! Let me show you how it’s done.
Chainless Starting DC in the Round Tutorial
(Sorry about the title card there – Mr Moogly is out of town for his day job, I’ll have him fix it asap! :P)
So essentially, it’s exactly the same as working the CSDC in rows! The only adjustment you might want to make is to remove the hook from the active loop, put it back in from the other direction, and twist – as shown in the video. This replaces the twist you get when working in rows from turning your work. Then, when it’s time to join your row, just sl st into the top of the CSDC sts as you would into a normal dc stitch.
I didn’t make another photo tutorial, as the one on the original post shows it quite well. For a refresher, click HERE to check out the Chainless Starting Double Crochet Photo Tutorial. In the videos I’m working in increasing rows to make a flat circle. Treat the Chainless Starting Double Crochet here just as you would a normal double crochet! The same goes when you’re working in even rounds, without increases. I hope that answered all your questions! Let me know what other video tutorials you’d like to see at Moogly – I love to take requests!
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