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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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Lesley Silvester

Saturday 1st of January 2022

It may be me but I can't find the link to the video. Please help.


Saturday 1st of January 2022

I am sorry, it got deleted when I was editing my site for ADA compliance. I have now fixed it.

Sharon Bissett

Saturday 29th of June 2019

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


Saturday 29th of June 2019

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


Saturday 10th of November 2018

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


Sunday 11th of November 2018

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

Eva Carvajal

Saturday 17th of March 2018

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


Saturday 30th of December 2017

Just Dandy Tip!

Happy New Year to you all!