This method is worked with a crochet hook. It forms a tidy chain along the edge.
Place a slipknot on a crochet hook. Hold the needle and yarn in your left hand with the yarn under the needle. *Place hook over needle, wrap yarn around hook, and pull the loop through slipknot (Figure 1). Bring yarn to back under needle, wrap yarn around hook, and pull it through loop on hook (Figure 2). Repeat from * until there is one less than the desired number of stitches. Bring the yarn to the back and slip remaining loop from hook.