Tight Starting Chain Loop - Crochet Tip 25

There is a little secret to the tight starting chain loops when creating a round for lots of stitches. You might see a chain 4, and join. Then the instructions will tell you to fit 30 double crochet in that little hole. You start off as the instructions tell you, then wind up with 15 stitches and you are already around to the beginning of the circle and wondering how to fit the other 15 stitches through the little loop. This is what works for me when I am faced with this problem. When the stitches start getting to close, you grasp the chain in one hand and the stitches in the other hand and give them a big tug back so they pull away from the first stitch. You are pulling the stitches to the right and forcing them away from the beginning so you have more room to add the rest of your stitches. I hope that makes sense.


  1. I understand completely!!! ;-) sometimes ya need a little elbow grease to get them moved around!!!!!!

  2. Hey, this is ponyjoe from youtube, and I might have geeked out a little bit when I saw you made a post based on my question with the flower pattern, haha.

    I just got home and haven't gotten around to getting my needles & yarn out, but I'm excited, and I'm definitely going to try your suggestion!

    Thanks so much!!!!

  3. That means you are squashing them nearer to each other right? Thanks I got it!


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