How to Crochet a Straight Edge

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Today I have a simple tutorial for you guy’s that can really improve your (already amazing) crochet skills.

Sometimes, when working a one stitch pattern the edges can bulk out or even create holes depending on how many chains you begin with and which stitch you start in. This mistake has a very simple fix!

The simple way to fix this common problem can really be summed up in once sentence - Do not count your chains as a stitch.

How many chains should I use when starting with a…

Single Crochet - Chain 1

Half Double Crochet - Chain 1

Double Crochet - Chain 2

Triple Crochet - Chain 3

That’s pretty much it! Using these chain numbers will prevent those messy holes and keep your work looking as clean and professional as possible.