Posts Tagged ‘crochet basics’

Crochet 1-2-3! 3 Great Patterns to Get a Kid Crocheting

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on February 25th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

The inspiration for this post came from the wonderful comments in one of my previous posts, Crochet is Child’s Play. I loved hearing everyone’s stories about learning crochet and then passing it on. One Crochet Spotter, Pearl, mentioned that she was trying to teach her six-year-old brother and asked for advice. Before long, Marcia G (a fellow Crochet Spotter) directed Pearl to Rachel’s “How to Crochet” instructions. Hooray! This is EXACTLY what the Crochet Spot community is about!
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Crochet Basics: Understanding Turning Chains

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 25th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 12 Comments

Have you ever noticed that while double crocheting in rows, you need to “chain 3″ before starting the next row? Have you ever wondered what this is called and why you need to do this?

Well, the chains at the end of the rows are called “turning chains,” abbreviated tch. They exist because they allow your crochet room to grow evenly. Later we are going to see what it looks like and feels like if you try to work back and forth without turning chains. As you can imagine, it gets pretty cramped and a little wonky!

Photo below shows a double crochet swatch with no turning chains!

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