3 Easy Ways to Start Your Crochet Rows

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3 Easy Ways to Start Crochet Rows

The other day I had someone say to me “what do I do after I chain in crochet?” I’ve even heard other people say ‘I never can get past doing a chain.’ Well, this post is specifically for those who are learning crochet and not quite sure how to get to the next row! There are several ways to start crochet rows but I’m going to show you 3 easy ways to start crochet rows that are most common (or easiest anyway). When you know how to go from a chain to a row you’ll go much further in crochet ;).

Because it’s much easier to show you than to tell you, I’ve whipped up this tutorial video that demonstrates 3 ways to start crochet rows so you can easily follow along and start your crochet rows with confidence.

If you’re a seasoned crocheter, how do you like to start crochet rows? We’d love to hear in the comments or come over to the Facebook page!


  1. Excellent video. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Have a nice week.

  2. Kathleen Porter says:

    Without a video can you tell me how to make the magic circle?

    • sedruola says:

      Hey Kathleen, I do have a video for that, but yes, I can explain it without a video, this is how I usually do it: 1) Wrap the yarn around your finger so there is an overlap; 2) at the point of overlap, insert your hook below both legs of the yarn; 3) yarn over the hook with the working tail (the one connected to the yarn ball) then pull the yarn and hook back under the legs with a loop on the hook; 4) Chain according to the type of stitch you’ll be working; 5) remove your finger from the center of the loop and insert your hook in the center to create the number of stitches you’ll need working them all in the center of the circle you’ve created. MAKE SURE YOU DON’T COVER OVER THE FULL LENGTH OF THE SHORT TAIL 6) Once you have the number of stitches needed, pull the short tale tightly to close your circle. . . I hope that helped Kathleen! 🙂 If you’d like to see the video, you can find it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkgMmTyhyCQ

  3. Bonnie G, says:

    Hi Sedie, I get excited when I see an e-mail from you, I just love it & the videos. I am way behind on reading emails ( I won’t get into the details). I am a member with you “Yarn Obsessions”. I say this because I tried to get the free ebook. So far I have never received one, when I clicked on the link it said I was already a member. So is there a way for me to purchase the ebook?
    Thanks to you!
    Bonnie G.

    • sedruola says:

      Hey Bonnie,

      As soon as I am at my computer, I’ll send it to you via email! 🙂 Thank you so much for being part of the community!

  4. Binnie G. says:

    I’m sorry the ebook I was asking about was: 5 Steps to Successfully Start A Crochet Business.
    Bonnie G.

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