Basic Chain Issues

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Unraveled
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Basic Chain Issues

Post by Unraveled » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 pm

So I've tried to crochet multiple times. I could only get past a row of a basic chain and once I got to a second row...I'm curious about tips on doing it in the round because I have seen so many sweaters, they look awesome, and then I realize that they are crochet and then I just back out from them. ANY crochet tips are welcome for a basic chain noob :)

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Re: Basic Chain Issues

Post by MistyH » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 pm

I think the hardest thing for knitters to cope with when crocheting is "where is the end of this row?" The fact that there is only one live stitch on the hook rather than a definite number of stitches resting on the needle is intimidating. I've discovered that if I put a marker on the first loop when I begin a row, when I come back from the other end, I'll know that's the last one.
Try a coaster pattern first: something very small, yet useful. Start with a square one, just back and forth. Then you can move to round ones that grow from the center. YouTube is your friend!

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