Many people seem to have a bit of a confusion in figuring out what does it mean work into the back bump of the chains? So I thought I’d explain it with this tutorial so that I can refer to it again whenever people send me an email asking for help in the future.
There are several ways to crochet in a chain and they all produce different results. My favorite for creating a beautiful, finished edge is to crochet in the back bump. In my Coraline’s doll 2 – New Look pattern , you will find instructions to work into the back bump of the chains. I used this technique in Coraline’s rain jacket to have a not very tight and beautiful collar.
But what does it mean?
Working into the back bump (sometimes called the “third loop”) of a single crochet forces the top two loops of the single crochet forward. This creates a series of horizontal Vs along the top surface of the border. It adds a nice dimension to the fabric and closely resembles a surface chain stitch.
If you are beginner to crochet or amigurumi, you may think it is difficult, but once you learn it it is very easy to do. First you needs to identify the two main parts of the chain: right and wrong side.
Now look at the image and identify where “the back bump of the chain” is.
How to crochet into The back bump of a chain?
1. From the front of the chain, showing the V-shaped stitches.
2. You flip the chain over, you’ll see a row of loops or “bumps” along the back of the chain.
3. Insert your hook under the “bump” and then complete the stitch as you would normally (single crochet).
Below is a video showing the three main ways of working a chain, including how to crochet into The back bump of a chain.
NOTE: If you bought my Coraline doll pattern and it fails to crochet into The back bump of a chain. Then to crochet into de chain as you normally do.
That’s all there is to it! Hope this clears up any remaining confusion about how to work into the back bump of the chains.
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