Chainless starting sc

The Chainless Starting Single Crochet is a technique used in crochet to begin a new row without using the traditional chain stitch. It is basically a single crochet at the start of a round or a row, for which there is no chain before.

This method is used as a way to avoid the often noticeable seam or gap that can be created when using chain stitches to rise to the height of the next row.

In essence, it mimics the height and appearance of a single crochet, creating a more seamless and clean look in the crochet fabric. It is especially beneficial when working in rounds, like in amigurumi, or in projects where you want to maintain a consistent, uninterrupted pattern. It's also useful in rows of single crochet where you want the edge to be even and less noticeable.

  • Step 1

    Raise loop on hook slightly, just so that it is the same height as a stitch.

  • Step 2

    Insert hook into same st as join, yarn over, yarn over and draw up a loop.

  • Look after Step 2

  • Step 3

    Yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.

  • Final look