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vivonelcarmelo:
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Mon, Dec. 21st, 2009 09:44 pm
Reverse double crochet stitch?

I was at a friend's house and she had a lovely table runner crocheted by her grandmother in crochet cotton. I looked closely at it, and noticed that most of the stitches were double crochet and chain stitches; simple!

Actually, not so much. All the rows were stitched in the same direction; that is, it didn't look like she turned her work between rows. The fronts of all the stitches were on the same side of the table runner. Is that even possible without cutting the thread and starting over on each row? Is there such a thing as a reverse double crochet stitch that looks just like the regular double crochet? I couldn't see evidence that each row started over with a new piece of thread; It really didn't look like there were tails woven in the ends of every row (God forbid!).

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sayga
sayga
SP Sandsteel
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)

Well, if you can crochet left and right handed, you can do that too. I did it once on a colorwork piece I didn't want to turn, but it was tedious and difficult (and I'm even partially ambidextrous, just apparently not in crocheting).


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vivonelcarmelo
vivonelcarmelo
Elizabeth
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)

I'm not all that ambidextrous. I could try, but I'd better practice with super bulky yarn first! :)


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inauroraswake
inauroraswake
inauroraswake
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:00 am (UTC)

Maybe it's tunisian crochet?


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vivonelcarmelo
vivonelcarmelo
Elizabeth
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)

I don't think so. It really looked like your basic double crochet stitch.


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vivonelcarmelo
vivonelcarmelo
Elizabeth
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)

Yeah, unfortunately the crab stitch doesn't actually look like the regular single crochet when it's done, so I can't use it to figure out how to do a reverse double, if it exists. The more I think about it, the answer might be to crochet with alternating hands after all.


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jellopony
jellopony
Jellopony
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)

wait...I was going to say what if the grandma did the piece and then went over it was a pattern of single...but...you would have been able to feel that the stitches were raised....nevermind


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jamie28
jamie28
jamie28
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)

i crochet with both hands, and unless there is a specific need to turn the work, i never do. i go one way with one hand and go back with the other, giving the effect you are describing.


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soulofchris
soulofchris
Chris
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)

I made a particularly complicated (to me) ami dragon that required left-handed crochet so that the right side was always out. One of the hardest things I've ever done because I am so right-handed it's not even funny.


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snarlingbadger
snarlingbadger
Kristin
Tue, Dec. 22nd, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)

I've read that it used to be the thing to do to cut the thread at the end of each row & start again in the same direction.

I don't have a reference at hand, unfortunately.


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