Right Side and Wrong Side in CrochetBy Rachel Choi – 10 Comments
When crocheting your projects you may have come across the terms right side and wrong side. In a nut shell, right side refers to the side that is the front of the work. Wrong side refers to the back side of the work. The right and wrong side of your project is determined by what the designer wants the project to look like.
If you are working in rows, each side of your work will look the same if you are turning after each row and crocheting the same stitches, so it will not matter which side is the right side or wrong side. If you are working in the round without turning, typically (but not always – it depends on how you hold your work), the side that faces you when you are crocheting is the right side.
In crochet patterns, the designer may indicate the first row of the right side. The right side is often the side that faces you when you are working the first row or round in a pattern. You may want to use a stitch marker to mark the right side of your work.
Personally, I don’t like to make a big deal about which side is the right side or wrong side. Most of the time it really doesn’t matter. Just have fun crocheting!