Craft Yarn Council of America Home | Learn To Knit & Crochet Home | BACK

Advertising or commercial messages are not allowed on the forums.

Posters to these boards are knitters and crocheters like yourself. If you have a specific question for the Craft Yarn Council, please send an email message to:

To get the most out of these boards, before posting a topic, we suggest:

Scrolling through past posts to see if your question has already been asked and answered. Postings are in chronological order of the date when the topic was first posted. You can also use the SEARCH function to look for past posts about your question.

If you don't see your question addressed, or if you have additional questions, post a New Topic rather than replying to an existing topic. This will increase the likelihood of getting responses to your specific question. Also, try to describe your specific question in the topic subject line rather than "New Knitter" or "Help."

The more information you can provide in your question, the better the responses.

We hope you enjoy the postings on this board and will come back to share your knowledge with others.

Forums > Knitting
Re: casting on with crochet
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: September 07, 2009 07:31PM

Sally Melville has a great description on how to do the crochet cast-on.

Start with a slip knot around your hook. Hold your knitting needle so that the yarn goes along the back of the needle, grab the yarn across the top of the needle and draw it through the slip knot -- you have now created a loop around your needle which represents one stitch. Move your working yarn so it is behind your needle again, grab the yarn with your hook across the top of your needle and pull it through the loop on your hook. You have now created a second loop around your needle and you have cast-on 2 stitches. Continue doing this until you have one less stitch than you need. For that final stitch, take the loop that is around your hook and place it on your needle.

If you find your crochet cast-on a little snug, work it around a larger needle, or even two of your needles. While learning the cast-on I suggest doing it with just one larger needle but after you are comfortable with this cast-on, you could work it around two needles.

Subject Written By Posted
  casting on with crochet leannie 09/07/2009 04:38PM
  Re: casting on with crochet KT 09/07/2009 07:31PM
  Re: casting on with crochet Mother Hen 09/08/2009 09:16AM
  Re: casting on with crochet Alex 09/08/2009 02:11PM

This is the old forum archive. If you have new questions please post in the new forum.

©2007 Craft Yarn Council of America