Turning Chain Tip Typically when crocheting in rows you are instructed to chain 1 turn for a single crochet row and chain 2 turn for a half double crochet row and chain 3 turn for a double crochet row and so on.. For any rows other than single crochet you are instructed or expected to skip working in the first stitch and have the turning chain count as your first stitch. This crochet technique often leaves holes where the turning chains are and the holes alternate sides on each row.
In this video I show you a better way. By using this easy technique your rows will come out even on the sides. You will also find it easier to find and crochet in the last stitch instead of the turning chain.
Give it a try. Get out your crochet hooks and yarn, work up a sample using both crochet techniques and see for yourself which you prefer.