Double Crochet No Turning Chain Video

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Sunday 21 June 2009 at 8:39 am

A member of one of the crochet lists I’m on posted the link to this excellent video, so I wanted to share. I’ve never been a big fan of having to chain three before starting a second row of double crochet. It always looked weird to me, and though I learned that you need to do this so that your hook is at the right level to start the row, the “why” still didn’t help me like the finished look any better. Double crochet is probably my favorite stitch because it’s so fast, and to now see that I don’t have to chain three every time I start a new row is revolutionary. Prepare to be amazed…..


  1. Comment by Jan — June 21, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

    Oh my gosh this is brilliant. I just made a pair of lacey dc wristwarmers this morning and kept thinking at the end of each row, “Ugh, now I have to find the top of that chain 3 again.” Thank you for this!

  2. Comment by Trish — June 22, 2009 @ 8:43 am

    I love this! For years I have wished for a better solution for this….and now I have it! wonderful!

    Thanks for finding and sharing this!!


  3. Comment by Tammy — June 22, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    Glad you found it helpful. I too was amazed when I saw this video, finally an alternative!

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