Clever Alternative to Beginning Chain 3 in a Double Crochet Row

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Do you hate the gaps that a beginning chain 3 leaves when you are working a double crochet row? Then try the clever alternative given below. It will leave no gaps and keep your edges looking far more even. This will also make it easy to work a border across the row ends. So what are you waiting for? Watch the video below.

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    • December 22, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      I am glad you found it helpful.Thank you for visiting my blog.

    • December 22, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad you found this tip helpful.

  1. December 22, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    I never did like that chain 3. What a great solution!!! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.

  2. December 23, 2017 / 5:01 am

    Genius idea, many thanks Dear!

  3. December 26, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    Thank you for this …I'll be trying it on my next project. I really like the look. 🙂

  4. December 30, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Just Dandy Tip!

    Happy New Year to you all!

  5. March 17, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tip so there won't be an ugly space at beginning of row.?????

  6. Tamara
    November 10, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    This technique is only Genius! I am a year late, but super happy to find you and your designs! Thank you.

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 11, 2018 / 9:20 am

      Thanks, Tamara. I am really glad you are here.

  7. Sharon Bissett
    June 29, 2019 / 4:39 pm

    Love this stitch! Gives a great edge to my work.

    • Shehnaaz
      June 29, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Hi Sharon, I am glad you found this helpful. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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