How to: Alternate Chain 3 (Alt-ch3) for the granny stitch

The Alternate Chain 3 (Alt-ch3) is an easy alternative to the typical “turn, ch3” at the end of a row of the classic granny stitch. For the rows where you end with a “3 dc in next sp, dc in top of ch 3”, you can use this method to begin your next row! This is an easy technique which makes your project look super neat and tidy. Try it by crocheting the Free Crochet Pattern: Retro Christmas Tree Towel!