Frequent question: What does it mean to turn your crochet?

Does it matter which way you turn in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

What does do not turn mean in crochet?

When you crochet in the round (spirals), you don’t need to turn, so you always have the pretty side of the stitches facing you. Typically, when you crochet in rows, you turn your work at the end of the row, which means that half of your rows have the ‘wrong side’ of the stitch facing you.

Why does my crochet curl up?

Stitches that are worked too tightly together result in a stiff fabric, which often causes the corners to curl in. To fix this problem, try stretching the fabric. That just might loosen up the stitches and allow the piece to lie flat. … One way to prevent curled corners is by simply loosening your stitches.

Why am I losing stitches when crocheting?

4. Why do I lose stitches? A major cause of stitch loss is failing to put a stitch into the last stitch of the row. The last stitch can get quite tight and may not look like a ‘real’ stitch – but it is.

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How do you crochet without turning?

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1:Without turning your work, insert your hook into the next stitch.
  2. Row 2:Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook and pull the yarn through the stitch.
  3. Row 3:Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook and pull the yarn through both stitches on your hook.