I learned to crochet from a couple books i bought in Michael's...
This has left me with a couple questions!
1. I'll try my best to explain this.. One of the books says when you start a sc, you put the hook under both loops that form the V on your chain or your row in order to draw the yarn through. The other book says just to insert the hook under the front loop of the V to draw the yarn through. On the internet, I read that you should insert in both loops unless the pattern specifies otherwise '9front loop insertion or back loop insertion). Is there a standard? Why would the two books give two different directions? Do the different places for insertion make a difference in how the finished project looks?
2. I've done a few projects, making little tail bracelets for my cats (that was when i was learning how to do the different stitches... my cats felt pretty stylish
i made a flower brooch, and a stuffed ball for the kitties to play with. Now I'm starting my first "real" project, it's a very basic crocheted baby cap, basically a tube, stitched together at the top, with pompoms on the top two corners. As I make the starting chain though, it always seems to twist into a very loose spiral, and as i add rows on, i get this loose figure eight... Will this straighten out with more rows? I'm on my third.. Is there a way to avoid that twisting when i make the chain? I try to hold the yarn loosely, and no twist it as I make stitches.. :\
Well, thanks in advance for any input y'all might have!