This is my first instructable, so to start i'm adding a tutorial about an easy knowledge that every crocheter need.
I personally hate to start crocheting in rows with a chain base, especially when i have to crochet in the two sides of the chain (like in the case of irish leaves), and i found this tecnique to be very useful to give speed to my projects...so, let's start!
Step 1: Step 1
We have crocheted a single crochet :)
Step 2: Step 2
Repeat this step till the desired lenght, you can count the chains on the right.
Step 3: Step 3
You now can picot and work in the other side inserting the hook directly in the holes, or you can turn your work and leave a chained border easy to be crocheted or to be left as it is. :)