No Turning Chain in Doble Crochet

No turning chain in double crochet rows

I found a new way to make double crochet without the turning chain.   Follow the step by step pictures and practice with your tension to make a neat rows of double crocheted fabric without the bumpy edging the conventional begining 3 chains  does.  

Here is an example of how turning chains affects your design. The picture on top left shows the 3-turning chain where the stitches joined looks obvious and disturbing while on the right the stitches looks even and neat. The picture of on the lower left shows the first row of a plain granny square. The 3-dc group where the stitches joined  looks thinner compare to the rest of the groups whereas the right picture shows the stitches are more even and balance.

This technique is particularly useful when you are making dc in round such as bags and tube shape items as it help close the gap created by the 3ch.

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