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« on: March 05, 2008 04:42:43 AM »

I'm looking for a way to make a clockwise spiral. You know, the basic "Just keep crocheting around with appropriate increases until the thing is big enough and don't worry about turning chains".

Well, I did one and it was anti-clockwise. And I couldn't work out a simple way to make a clockwise spiral.

I ended up trying crocheting backwards. Then I taught myself to crochet left-handed. Both of which worked, but they're tricksy.

Anyone found a better way to do it?

(Cross-posted to Ravelry and Crochetme. I'm gonna stick with using my left hand, I just wanted to know if they were possible.)

PS: I keep getting the urge to say "I am not left handed!" and throwing my crochet to my right hand whilst humming heroic music.
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 05:33:29 AM »

Your spirals will go the opposite way because it's just like crocheting across when you go right to left. That's a great question, I wonder how you go the other way.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 06:01:09 AM »

Your spirals will go the opposite way because it's just like crocheting across when you go right to left. That's a great question, I wonder how you go the other way.
Yeah, it's mirrored.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 06:46:46 AM »

crochet an anti-clockwise spiral and turn it over?
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 06:48:06 AM »

crochet an anti-clockwise spiral and turn it over?
But the back of the stitches are ugly.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 08:10:36 AM »

There's got to be a a way to do it! I'm assuming you crochet flat pieces the other way too? Left handed?
I have no idea since I"m right handed but perhaps someone who is left handed can help.
Can you sit with a mirror and crochet looking at it? I've heard that can help.
Makes me want to try! Perhaps I will if I finish my mom's B-day present. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 11:07:09 AM »

depending on what you're making and if the person can tell the front from the back, do it right-handed and then flip it over.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 10:36:31 PM »

crochet an anti-clockwise spiral and turn it over?
But the back of the stitches are ugly.

Try crocheting the stitches backwards dear........another words........go into the fabric from the backside..........i nstead of the front........then when you flip the piece........the front of the stitches will be facing you.......and your spiral will be clockwise........ Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 02:22:52 AM »

crochet an anti-clockwise spiral and turn it over?
But the back of the stitches are ugly.

Try crocheting the stitches backwards dear........another words........go into the fabric from the backside..........i nstead of the front........then when you flip the piece........the front of the stitches will be facing you.......and your spiral will be clockwise........ Wink
I tried that. Crocheting left-handed was easier though.

I finished my project.
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