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3 kinds of foundation stitches - alternatives to chaining

3 kinds of foundation stitches - alternatives to chaining. Should start working on them - I'm no longer satisfied with basic chain foundation.

Crochet Sampler Pattern - Zigzag Pattern with Long Single Crochet ~ Makes a splendid edging and so simple once you get the pattern going.

Crochet Sampler Pattern - Zigzag Pattern with Long Single Crochet - Oh, how I wish I'd known this before my last afghan project!

If you haven't tried slip stitch crochet, the Squiggledy Dishcloth makes a great first project. Using only 2 stitches (chain stitch and slip stitch), it's quick, fun, and beautifully simple. Front Loop Slip Stitch, which makes up the body of the dishcloth, yields a supple, drapey, and stable crochet fabric patterned with pleasing squiggly lines.  free pattern, photo tutorial for beginners.

Micawber's Recipe for Happiness: Squiggledy Dishcloth Free Pattern & Tutorial - an Easy Intro to Slip Stitch Crochet

How to create a neat join – crochet in the round

How to create a neat join – crochet in the round (Not So Granny)

I specialise in seamless design which in crochet often means joining in the round and then turning your work. Its important to get a really neat "seam" or join when you do this and to keep your sti.

Technique :: Use the adjacent stitch method to fill in the corners & get a truly solid square with no holes  . . . .   ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/  . . . .   #crochet

Adjacent Stitch Square -Subsequent Rounds

Ever wonder how to fill in those corners? Here's a special stitch that closes gaps usually created by the corner. Don't let the odd stitch overwhelm you. The only difference between a normal double crochet and an adjacent double crochet stitch.