How to crochet a chainless foundation row

The worst bit of blanket making, except sewing in the ends, is the initial chain. When I made my granny stripe I had an initial chain of 240 which I then had to go back along and do double crochet in every stitch!! Learning how to do the foundationless chain or chainless foundation, halves the job, as you do the chain and the first row all in one go, whoop!! You can work this chain for any stitch, for this tutorial I will be doing treble (uk terms). To start off chain 4 then yarn over go into the first chain and continue from point 2 below.

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yarn over, you are going to insert your hook in the bottom loop you can see at the base of the last stitch

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3 loops on hook. yarn over again and pull through the first loop,

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3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through 1st loop only

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this creates the ‘chain’ bit, yarn over again and you now complete the treble as normal taking the yarn through 2 loops

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2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops to complete the treble

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completed

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here you can see a few in a row, note the ‘chain’ stitch you can see along the bottom, this is what you work into first.

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your completed chain should look like this, single ‘loops’ at the bottom and the usual ‘v’ along the top

 I really hope this is clear and easy enough to follow, if you have any problems please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help.

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  1. Pingback: How to crochet a chainless foundation row for a ripple | sweethomebody

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