Starting Chains

crochet foundation chains

Since the best way to learn is to watch, here’s a little YouTube video I made to show you how to make your first starting chain. I apologize in advance for the unnecessary ramblings at the beginning. It’s my first video, and I hope to improve with the second.

Crochet basics: foundation chains

Personally, I dislike starting projects that require extremely long starting chains. It’s easy to lose track of how many you’ve done, and it’s tedious. I lacked patience as a beginner, and I’m guessing I’m not alone. But, you gotta learn how to do it, and it helps you develop proper tension. Repetition is your friend. So, I recommend you take a few hours and just repeat the process over and over again.

And, be easy on yourself. A crooked or uneven starting chain is NO BIGGIE! Once you’re ready to move on to crocheting into those back bumps, the unevenness of your starting chain will begin to disappear.

If you’re ready to move on to the next step, click this way.

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