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« on: October 22, 2008 04:04:30 AM »

There is no right or wrong way to do this... but I am curious..
Which way do you crochet???

Along the inside?


or along the outside?



Which way do YOU do it???
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 05:03:57 AM »

I use both ways, depending on which way is more comfortable for holding the piece.  I think usually I start off along the inside and then turn it inside out and crochet along the outside when it gets a bit bigger.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 06:50:12 AM »

I crochet the correct way - along the OUTSIDE  Grin

BTW, I love that hook - is it okay to have hook envy??
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008 07:07:31 AM »

Hook envy is perfectly acceptable...and even better after your *correct way*!  It is my favorite hook - a Susan Bates bamboo handled one... but then what are friends for if we can't want what the other one has, aye?
Maybe the Christmas elf will leave you one of those hooks.... G hook, right?  They are on sale 40% off right now although they might go to 50% off in the upcoming shopping frenzies...

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008 09:19:15 AM »

I started out doing ami from the inside of the ball because I learned it from this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKBeu2BlhU

I noticed right away that it made the crochet inside-out, but it still looks good. Later I figured out how to do it from the outside, and now I do it both ways. It does look different when you are examining stitches closely, but the overall effect is the same--you still get a little animal in the end. I like having the options.

I want to add on a question--what size hook do you use? I use an F.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008 01:51:47 PM »

I always learned to do it on the outside.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008 04:57:22 AM »

Inside to start. It's just the way it works - my knitting in the round on DPNs goes the same way...
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011 09:48:13 AM »

crocheting from the inside works well with fun-fur yarn
working around the inside rim of your work, crochet in back loops only
keeps most of the fur to the outside (right side) and makes stitches easier to see

I enjoy both techniques.


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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011 03:40:29 PM »

Outside, so the correct side shows out from the beginning. I'm pretty sure this is technically the correct way to do it, since you would otherwise have to turn the piece inside-out to have the outside stitches facing outwards. Not that it's wrong to have the inside stitches on the outside, especially when working with furry yarn.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011 11:26:08 AM »

I work along the inside.
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011 12:00:29 PM »

I prefer the inside track myself. Smiley Just like the way it feels really.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011 06:03:34 PM »

I crochet on the outside, but I have no idea how to do it on the inside.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011 06:14:13 AM »

I am an outside person myself and honestly didn't know there was another way to do it.  I must echo the hook envy. Shocked So pretty. . .
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011 09:22:21 AM »

I still love those hooks.  They are all that I will use.  They really are super comfortable.  You totally need to get some - I get mine at Hobby Lobby.  They are the only place that used to sell them in town but Joann's just opened up - a small, dinky one sad to say but at least it is a Joann's - and they carry them as well.  I am not sure if AC Moore or any other stores carry them.  I know my Michael's, Walmart and Hancocks do not.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011 09:37:20 AM »

I crochet along the outside but sometimes you just have to do it the other way for certain projects. It's really whatever feels more comfortable to you.  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2011 01:20:18 PM »

Definitely outside. Especially with small diameter appendages, I can stick my finger in the work and crochet against that. Although as chpetunia points out, inside is the only way to deal with fluffy-fied yarns. (If you're brave enough to deal with them at all.) Cheesy

And I don't have hook envy because I've got a whole set of the bamboo handled ones. They are some of my favorites to work with, but I've also got some Clover Takumi Soft Touch, Chiao Goo, and Tulip Etimo ones that I enjoy. I get these guys online since there are limited choices where I live. Definitely check out inline vs non-inline hooks first though, so you know what you're getting.



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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2011 05:15:45 PM »

I learned by using the outside loops, an' that always worked best for me. I'm such a slow learner though, I just started learning how to fold by using the inside loops for a row. xD
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011 09:26:56 PM »

I actually crochet using joined rows (seriously, am I the only one?), so I alternate inside-outside every row. But back when I did continuous rounds, I normally crocheted along the inside.
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2011 02:26:36 AM »

I crochet along the outside. I never even thought to do it on the inside. It's really useful to hear that it can be good for the furrier/fluffier yarn. I've made a few amigurumis using fluffy yarn and I found it pretty tricky, because I couldn't even see my stitches. I think I might try crocheting along the inside the next time I use that yarn again.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2011 02:37:18 AM »

Outside.
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2012 04:59:54 PM »

Most of the time I crochet along the outside. There was one project - a large bag - that it was easier to put the yarn in the bag and crochet along the inside! On Amigurumis I always crochet on the outside, especially on legs/arms/tails where I put my pinkie inside the shape I am crocheting so that it is easier to find each st!
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