TUTORIAL: Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

I have a very quick and easy trick to share with you today - crocheting into the loops or "bumps" on the back of a starting chain. Doing this will leave a nice even row of loops along the bottom edge. So, let's get right into it.

Front of the chain, showing the V-shaped stitches.

When you flip the chain over, you'll see a row of loops or "bumps" along the back of the chain.

Insert your hook under the "bump" and then complete the stitch as you would normally.

Completed a row with single crochet stitches (double crochet stitches in UK and Australia). Right side.

Wrong side.

And bottom. Using this method you'll get a nice clean row of loops along the bottom edge.

If you're someone who prefers learning from videos, here's a little one for you. If you do not see the video properly, head over to YouTube.





If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment below, I am always happy to help.

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Hi there! Question – for some reason, the longer my chain, the more likely I am to have some chains that look like there are bumps in the front as well. I just sat down to start a throw and chained 162. I was stitching hdc into the back hump and when I stopped to assess it looked like I had twisted the chain but I looked and I hadn’t. Some of the chains didn’t have bumps and some did. I also think I started to crochet into what I thought were bumps and maybe they weren’t because it looked like there were more stitches than there should be. Makes me feel a little bit crazy because I know what the bumps look like, I can see them clear as day before I start. I have to say, I am very new to this and I love it so far. I have learned from videos which is really hard to do because there is very little explanation as to why things are the way they are with most of the stitches themselves. Like, counting and not counting chains as stitches for example. Anyway, I clearly need some help here. Lol. Thank you! I’m so sorry for my ramble, I’ve been wishing I had a crocheter in my life so badly lately! 😆


Thanks so much for sharing all the tips!


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