Help w/ crochet--which chain to use after turning?

Posted by: crochetmom (IP Logged)
Date: October 12, 2009 07:49AM

I am posting a question for a friend, that I haven't been able to answer to her satisfaction.

How do you know which chain or stitch to crochet in after turning your work? The patterns always tell us how many chains or stitches to skip after a turn, but if you are making up a dishcloth pattern or just practicing, you need to know where to insert the hook in order to keep the item square.

I've gathered that this has to do with which stitch you are using, but are there some guidelines to follow?

Thanks for your help,