Crocheting into base 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.

Crochet Basics: Crocheting into a base chain// Kristi Tullus (

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

start crocheting with a chain

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

crocheting into base chain

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

crochet into bumps on the back of a chain

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

base chain tutorial

Wrong side.

basic crochet tutorial

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

amigurumi basics tutorial

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

If you have any questions, send me an email here or leave comment below.

Kristi Tullus






Comment from: Kathryn [Visitor]

huh, I have no idea how that has never occurred to me before!! Cool trick, thanks! :)

31/07/18 @ 09:19
Comment from: Robin Butler [Visitor]
Robin Butler

I’ve crocheted for 40 years but Amigurumis are “relatively “ new. I believe I can learn some important things from you. Your ideas are quite creative and whimsical.

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I look forward to your emails.

04/12/18 @ 04:06