No turning chain double crochet
Here is a new way to make double crochet without the turning chain. This method is different than the other no turning chain you might have seen on You Tube. Follow the step by step pictures and practice with your tension to make a neat rows of double crochet without the bumpy edging the conventional chain-3 does. Right click and save the image for your own reference.
Here is an example of how turning chains affects your design. The picture on top left shows the 3-turning chain where the stitches joined looks obvious and disturbing while on the right the stitches looks even and neat. The picture of on the lower left shows the first row of a plain granny square. The 3-dc group where the stitches joined looks thinner compare to the rest of the groups whereas the right picture shows the stitches are more even and balance.