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Topic: Am I doing it wrong? I put the hook through the back???  (Read 668 times)
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« on: January 07, 2008 02:27:46 PM »

Ok, so I thought I knew how to crochet...lols. I have done several hats now, and they all look allright...but just now I went and looked at some more advanced stitches and in all those videos I notice the person putting the hook through the front of the stitch where I'm pretty sure I put it through the back. Is this completely wrong or just another way of doing it. I'm so confused.

Ok...I just made a few rows and they looked the same to me either front or back.

Is there something I'm missing? Will it mess me up down the road?

Off to research the FAQ's...

« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 02:46:17 PM »

if you always crochet in the back loop only, when working rows back and forth your piece will end up looking ribbed. if you're working in the round, your piece won't be ribbed but you'll have lines formed by the front loops of the stitch.

you can do it however you want though. i usually crochet through both loops, unless the pattern tells me specifically how to do it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 02:47:54 PM »

you can do it however you want though. i usually crochet through both loops, unless the pattern tells me specifically how to do it.

that's what i was about to say...unless it says otherwise i go through both loops. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 03:00:16 PM »

No, I crochet through both loops, I just insert the hook from the back instead of from the front.

I figure since I'm just beginning I can just start going from the front and make my life easier...but it just boggled my mind because I didnt really see a difference. I just wondered if there was a difference.

Thanks though

"you can do it however you want though" is why I switched from knitting to crochet. It didnt seem like you could do that with knitting...not to me anyway.

« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 03:19:11 PM »

Well, I made a little swatch of this to see the difference for myself. It just makes the stitches backwards... so it'd be like you were working from the outside in instead of the other way around... Meaning, if you were working on a hat, the side that you would see would normally have been the side on the inside (the 2 sides look a little different). So I guess it depends if you like that look or not.

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 12:16:57 PM »

Thats mostly what I make...hats...and yep thats exactly how that works.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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