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Crochet into the Back Bumps of a Chain (left-handed version)

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Crocheting into the back bumps of your starting chain gives you a very neat bottom edge, with a row of Vs across the bottom that matches the look of the top edge of your piece. A tutorial by June Gilbank ( As well as making a neat edge for scarves, blankets, etc with a straight bottom edge, this is also a great technique to use when making amigurumi, appliques and other crocheted pieces that use chains to make small details such as animal tails, flower petals, snowflakes, etc. Right-handed version: For more info, see the blog post that accompanies this video, at For more crochet tips and tutorials, see