How to start an oval in crochet
If a pattern tells you to rotate your foundation chain and crochet on the other side of the chain, that’s code for: crochet an oval.Crocheting an oval involves crocheting on both sides of a foundation chain and putting multiple single crochet stitches at the ends of the chain. It can be tricky to see where to put your hook in the foundation chain, so watch the video below for a demo:
How to crochet an oval (step-by-step with photos)
An oval with 4 foundation chain stitches
This is what an oval that started with 4 ch looks like.
To help you stay oriented, put a stitch marker under the first sc.