Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ch 2, yo, sc, sp 2, dc, hook under left lp, yo....

I never was very good at readingdirections and getting it right.  I'm a visual person and need someone to sit down and show me how something works.  So when I can read something like my post title there and figure it out on my own.... I get pretty dang proud of myself.

I just learned how to do a Single Crochet Chain, a.k.a a "Double Chain."  It creates a sturdier base for projects and is awesome to create a cord or trim on finished projects.  It took me a couple tries to get it, but it's SO easy.

If you care:

Ch2, work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *insert hook under LEFT vertical front lp of sc you just made, yo, pull through lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook (sc made), then rep from * to desired length.

(If you're a beginner and need a translation; ch = chain, sc = single crochet, lp= loop, yo = yarn over)

I kept getting lost at the "insert hook under LEFT vertical front lp of sc you just made," part.   I was holding it sideways, duh.  If you're holding it hook to the right yarn to the left, chain dropping vertically down, you'll see 2 tiny vertical loops right under the hook, go through the left one.

Dude, I rock.  In a seriously old-lady-geek kind of way.

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