I wanted to share a quick post on crocheting around a chain, a technique I use quite a lot in my work.
I find it’s a quick and easy technique to make oblong shapes. This usually requires crocheting around a longer foundation chain.
Also, I find that crocheting around a small foundation chain of 3 chains is a nice alternative to crocheting in a ring. You get a softer look, avoiding the little belly button you get when crocheting in a ring.
For those unfamiliar with the technique, here’s a PDF photo tutorial I’ve put together explaining how to crochet around a chain: sylkecrafts-crocheting-around-chain
Let me know if you have any questions.