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No foundation chain crochet... Greatest discovery ever! Creates less tension in your first row.

How to double crochet without a foundation chain

Chainless Foundation Stitch Library ❥ 4U hilariafina http://www.pinterest.com/hilariafina/

Fsc (foundation single crochet): This creates a beginning row of single crochet, each with its own chain at the bottom, for a sturdy, elastic foundation.

Interesting technique to try--like a crochet version of double knit. Makes a thick fabric suitable for hotpads.

a technique – one that will allow you to start a new row on a crochet project without having to use the telltale “join with a slip stitch and chain 3″

This tutorial finally makes sense of how to do a foundation single or double crochet. Very easy to understand!

Never crochet with a tail to weave in again, and smooth color changing. Plus a trick to fill in chain at beginning of rows- this is Brilliant?

Really good tutorial - explains counting chains, turning your work, etc.