Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Week 12: What is the Best Crochet Tip You Use All the Time?

The best crochet tip that I learned is to crochet into the back loop (back ridge) of the beginning chain for the first row of your project. When you turn over the chain, you can see the "bumps" and this is the loop you work your stitch into. What you then end up with is a beginning edge that looks the same as the last. I also find that it creates a nicer looking edge if you are going to add a border.

I remember when I learned this, I was starting a new project and the designer had this in her instructions. I thought it was so clever! Unfortunately, I don't remember what pattern, or who the designer was. But it is a tip I use all the time, and in fact, I also include it in my own pattern designs.

I hope you find this tip useful, it's one I've used for many years now, and I will continue to do so. What is the best crochet tip you learned that you use all the time?

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1 comment:

  1. oh, that's a good one! i wondered how that was done. thanks! :)