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How-To: Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet

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Does the idea of starting a new crochet project with a foundation chain make you want to give up before you’ve even gotten started? You’ll definitely want to check out this chainless foundation method for single crochet from Maggie’s Crochet!

I’ve got good news for left-handed crafters too: In both her videos and instructions, Maggie demonstrates and explains the full method in both right and left-handed versions!

Ready to get hookin’? Head over to the Maggie’s Crochet video tutorial to see the full how-to.

Edit: Unfortunately, the original link that I posted for the written instructions is not currently available on the Maggie’s Crochet site. (Sorry for the confusion!) But, Maggie herself kindly provided a list of links to the video tutorials in her comment below, and I’ve re-posted them here as well:

Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/JFaRnxEfr00
Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/vfnHJg8q2jM

Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/FWZhbOMGggU
Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/TGnDIGTP_sE

Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/JPXrPrbpqto
Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/vj2k70aZPh4

13 thoughts on “How-To: Chainless Foundation for Single Crochet

  1. I watched the video. Its interesting but Im not sure Id use it all the time. It doesnt have a finished closed look that I like but Ill try it, see if I like the way I do it.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my videos! Apologies for an inconvenience as we have recently undergone some major website updates to better serve our customers. Our blog issues are being resolved, but in the meantime you can see the my videos for the Chainless Foundation using singe crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet.

    Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/JFaRnxEfr00
    Chainless Foundation Single Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/vfnHJg8q2jM

    Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/FWZhbOMGggU
    Chainless Foundation Double Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/TGnDIGTP_sE

    Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet (right handed): http://youtu.be/JPXrPrbpqto
    Chainless Foundation Half Double Crochet (left handed): http://youtu.be/vj2k70aZPh4

    Subscribe to my channel and enjoy free patterns, new techniques, and stitches.
    Some good ones to check out are my playlists for right handed stitches: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQTjUXWUYbhcFi-fhvOt9cPiqMVt7giNE
    left handed stitches: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQTjUXWUYbhddZFoXHMM-kHMP2fJ-9T8U&feature=edit_ok
    or the popular ruffled scarves playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQTjUXWUYbhfY4Se12jJ53G5VUr2HfEVq

    Thank you for watching and happy crocheting!
    Maggie Weldon
    http://www.maggiescrochet.com

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  3. Thanks to everyone who let me know that the original link was broken! The Maggie’s Crochet blog isn’t available right now, so Maggie kindly provided direct links to her video tutorials in the comment above. I’ve added those links to the post so they’re easy to find. -Haley on CRAFT

  4. Thank you Maggie! I’ve searched and searched and finally found your instructional video. Your instructions are so easy to follow, you’ve turned my “I give up” attitude into “I can do this.” Thank you so much.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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