A few years ago I shared the way I make a Chainless Starting Double Crochet. And it was a big hit, and I’ve used it (and recommended it) in dozens of patterns since. But somewhere over the last couple years, I started adding one more step, which I think makes it even better. So I’m dubbing this one the Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet!
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First, if you aren’t familiar with the “standard” way of making a Chainless Starting Double Crochet, CLICK HERE. Then, come back here and watch the improved version (it makes a lot more sense that way).
Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet – Right Handed
Improved Chainless Starting Double Crochet – Left Handed
As Seen In This Video – Click for more info
So really, it’s just the addition of going into the top of that first stitch – but I think it makes a subtle improvement that your average person might not catch, but a fellow crocheter would! And we all want to have the very best looking projects, to our own eyes as well!
What do you think? Does this make a difference for you, or do you prefer the original version? One of the great things about crochet is that there are so many different ways to get great results -we can all try them out and find what works best for us! If you like it, here’s a pin for it, which also demonstrates some of the other common ways to begin a row of dc:
I hope that this tip helps some of you make your crochet projects just that much better!
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