Crochet Tips: Changeable Foundation Chain

When a foundation chain requires many stitches, I find it easier to make the chain adding 5-10 extra stitches, then hook a holder (I use a paper clip for this) on the last chain and break off the thread. For the first pattern row, I start crocheting back at the very first stitch of the chain. If I’ve made a mistake counting stitches, it is a simple matter to add or remove stitches from the live end if needed. No more ripping out and starting anew if the foundation chain was wrong.

attach holder here and break off yarn

begin row 1 from this end, where chain was started

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Took early retirement (yay!) and now have more time to pursue my favorite things.
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2 Responses to Crochet Tips: Changeable Foundation Chain

  1. Interesting. I usually just redo the chains (long way) or undo the chain from the static end with the knot (short cut). I never thought of cutting the yarn and starting at the beginning again. Thanks for the tip!

  2. LizzieK8 says:

    Why break the yarn? I always add a few sts on long chains, crochet back and then after a few rows, pick out the extra chains. Saves so much in frustration!

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