Where is the Back Ridge of a Chain in Crochet?By Rachel Choi – 15 Comments
There are a few ways to crochet into your foundation chain. The most common way is to insert your hook under the top loop on the front of the chain. However, you may want to insert your hook in the back ridge of a chain instead. Where is the back ridge?
Here is a picture of the front of several chains.
Here is a picture of the back of the chains. The back ridge is the small “hump” on the back of the chain.
Why crochet into the back ridge?
Symmetry – the beginning of your work will look more like the end of your work. The 2 loops of the chain that look like the front and back loops of a stitch will appear at the beginning of your work.
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