I don’t crochet much. I learned how to do the basics of it because some knitting patterns use it for edging and such. So, I learned.
I decided to crochet a hat earlier this week, and above I’m modeling the results. Eh, it looks ok, but nothing like the picture in the book I got the pattern out of. Well, more like a larger, more bowl-shaped version. Here’s the pattern I’m talking about on Ravelry.
To all you amazing crocheters out there, and I know you are, here are a few questions I have about crochet. If anyone could provide answers, perhaps I will be able to do better crochet work.
- When you make your starting chain to begin a new row, you are supposed to skip a crochet post and work into the next one. Is the post directly below the new row chain, or, is the next one?
- When measuring gauge for crochet, such eight chain stitches equals two inches on a size H needle, do you count the initial slipknot? How about the loop on the hook?
- When a pattern says make a dc, for example, into the ch-3 below, but the previous row had no chain three, do they mean the chain in the beginning?
Any answers and beginner hat pattern suggestions would be most welcome. I can do a scarf, quite easily, I will say, but I would like to expand my crochet horizons. Help!