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« on: March 08, 2007 04:09:14 PM »

Unfortunately, the last post about crocheting in the round was not my last question. So, I apologize if these questions seem trivial to you.

However, I am confused about what the right and wrong side is. And how can you distinguish them? In knitting, I could immediately distinguish the right side...but crochet?
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007 04:17:03 PM »

Usually it doesn't really matter in crochet. If it's a flat piece then both sides are pretty much going to look the same. I usually just choose a side at random. However, when you are crocheting in the round you'll find that one side tends to look different from the other side because you don't turn the piece over every time you go to the next round.  I don't really know how to explain how it looks different. But you can tell. In that case i use the side that defines the stitches better. hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007 04:25:56 PM »

Hmm...well, I'm doing in the round crochet. There is one side that looks like stripes going diagonally and one side vertically. Which one is it?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007 04:32:59 PM »

I just found this website it has the perfect explanation complete with pictures! lol.
Hope this helps

http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/resources/how_to_design/working_in_the_round.html
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007 05:08:55 PM »

If you're doing a disc, the side that faces you is the right side.  But sometimes the "wrong side" can look cool too.  Someone here posted an Anthropologie hat crocheted with super-bulky yarn, with the WS of single crochet facing out. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007 07:34:03 PM »

See the elephant's body? This is what I consider to be the wrong side but it's totally up to you.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007 09:14:15 PM »

Thank you everybody! You're such a great help!
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