Today’s lesson is doing the double crochet stitch into the next row after the chain (and beyond). This is where most people get frustrated if they don’t understand the parts of a stitch because they were not properly taught. Those picture instructions in the back of most crochet books don’t spell out where the last stitch of a row needs to go. This leads to wonky and lopsided projects. Believe me. I’ve done it on several occasions in the past. I still have the afghan to prove it.
Last week I showed you how to do the half-double crochet stitch into the chain. This week I will show you some tips and tricks for making half-double crochets into the next row.
Now that you are familiar with making a half-double crochet stitch into the chain, you are ready to move into the next row and beyond. This isn’t difficult. However, I wanted to break it into its own category because there are some things to keep in mind as you move forward.
Today we are going to be making the half-double crochet stitch into the chain. The half-double crochet is the next stitch in height after the single crochet. There are several things to keep in mind when doing this stitch so please pay attention.
This is the stitch that you will probably be redoing the most as you crochet. It’s not a difficult stitch, but pulling your hook through three loops at once can be a bit annoying. This is when using your hook and fingers to work together is a necessity as well as learning to relax so your stitches are not tight.
Now that you have tackled the single crochet into the chain stitch row, you are ready to move onto the second row. You are over the beginner crocheter’s hump. The rest should be much easier. Sure, you’ll have stitches that will make your eyes glaze over and your hair turn gray. But doing the single crochet into the chain row is the hardest to learn because it’s awkward and fiddly. So pat yourself on the back and get ready for the next adventure into the world of crochet.
Hello, everyone and welcome to this week’s lesson on making a single crochet into the back hump of a chain stitch. Hopefully, you have been practicing your chain stitches as well as working on identifying the parts of each stitch. This week we will be making our first of many single crochets. If you want to review Part One, please click here.
Since you are going to be putting the first single crochets into your most recent chain stitches, they should be much easier to work with than the first chain stitches that your did when you first started.
Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a good day. Mine is going well at the moment. Today we are going to learn the basics of the single crochet into the chain you have been practicing the last few weeks. Once again this post will be a “lecture” and not a “lab”, but it’s still very important. No falling asleep in the back of the class!
The first single crochet into the chain is going to be frustrating, but it’s very important that you persevere. Once you are over this hurdle, the rest should be much easier.
Good Friday morning, crochet friends! I hope you are all doing well with last week’s lesson. Today we will be reviewing the chain stitch. There is no pressure to move to the next phase. I know you are anxious to get going, but you are becoming a crochet samurai and you need to swing your katana until your shoulders scream in agony. Okay, just kidding. I’m not a drill sergeant. I promise. 🙂
Today, we are going to learn the foundation of all crochet projects. Whether you are going back and forth in rows or going around a center point, you will need to know the chain stitch. And you won’t just see it in the beginning of a project. It is used in many other stitches and patterns.
Unfortunately, the chain stitch also seems to be the hardest for a crocheter to master. This is why I recommend doing chains upon chains until you have enough to wrap around several hundred Christmas Trees. (Okay, that last sentence was a bit of an exaggeration, but you should practice as much as you can.)
Today we are finally going to start getting our hands dirty. Okay, so it’s not that exciting in the grand scheme of crochet. But it is important nevertheless. We are going to be learning how to do the slip knot.
The slip knot is the absolute first thing that your hook will do for most of your crochet projects. It is the yarn’s anchor so the whole thing doesn’t unravel. It is the starting point. Having said that, once it has been created, crocheters tend to forget about it since it’s not counted as a chain stitch.
Last week we talked about the parts of a chain stitch and why it’s the foundation of crochet. Today I want to do a bit of an editorial on why I choose to do the first row in the back hump of my chain stitches. The only time I stray from this is if I am working in the round, such as a Granny square, a triangular shawl, or a cowl.