Avoiding Twists In Long Crochet ChainsBy Rachel Choi – 13 Comments
Have you ever started a crochet project where you needed to chain a long chain then join the ends together? There are quite a few projects that start this way, and I know some folks even avoid them because the foundation chains twists and causes all sorts of headaches!
While surfing the net the other day, I came across a fantastic tip that I have to share with you all. It is so simple and so easy, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself. This tip is credited to Briana K, and here is how it works:
Start by chaining a few of your chains (about 10 chains, not long enough to have a twisting problem), then remove the working loop off of your crochet hook so that your hook is free. Insert your hook into the very first chain you made, then reinsert your hook into the working loop and continue crocheting the required number of chains for your project. No matter how many chains you make it will not twist since the first chain is secured onto the hook. You can now easily join the two ends of the chain together with a slip stitch when you’re done.
Here is a video from Briana K’s Youtube channel to demonstrate:
What do you think of this tip? Will you use it in your work?