Chains are normally used to start off many crochet projects, including those consisting of double crochet stitches. If you’re working with straight lines, foundation chains can be quite beneficial. For those unfamiliar with the term, foundation chains basically incorporate the initial chain and the first row of stitches. This saves the crocheter the time of creating the chain and first row of stitches individually. While single crochet foundation chains are becoming more popular, double crochet foundation chains are almost unknown to even the most “experienced” crocheters.
In the video below, you’ll find out how to create the commonly-used double crochet foundation chain, which uses a normal slip knot. Later on in the video, you’ll also learn how to create a double crochet foundation chain with an adjustable slip knot, which can make your project look a lot nicer.