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Working Into the Front or the Back of the Starting Chain
Afghan Stitch Crochet Tutorial: Deciding Whether to Crochet Into the Front or the Back of the Chain

Decide Whether to Crochet Into the Front or the Back of the Starting Chain. I'm Going to Crochet Into the Back.

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Photo 10 shows the front side of my starting chain; photo 11 shows the back.

I'm showing you both sides of the chain because you have a choice whether to work into the front or the back of it. At the beginning, it can be a little awkward to work into the back of the chain, but that's what I usually do.

When you work into the back of the chain, it will leave two loops free so that you can easily finish the project; you might want to add an edging, or whipstitch through those loops, or use the loops for some other type of finishing technique.

Photo 12 shows my crochet hook pointing at the place on the chain where I am going to insert it to draw up a loop.

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