Today, I’m going to talk about an instruction that can be confusing the first time you see it.
Rotate your piece to work the bottom of the foundation chain.
What does that mean? I’ll show you both in photos and in video how to do it! It’s a great technique for achieving an oval shape in your crochet work. If you’re crocheting a dragon along with us, you’ll find this method at the start of the dragon wing… but don’t feel limited to that! Give it a try!
Okay, so you’ve crocheted your first row, and your piece looks like this:
Now, you encounter the instruction to ‘work the bottom of the foundation chain’. What does that mean? First, rotate the piece 180 degrees clockwise so that the row you just crocheted is on the bottom:
Now, crochet along the bottom loops of the foundation row (working from right to left), just as if you were working a regular row!
Once you’ve finished the row, you’ll have a lovely oval piece!
Want to see it in action? Check out this video!
So, think you’re ready to tackle the bottom of a foundation chain? Give it a try!