DISHCLOTH ON THE DOUBLE
Design by Jennifer McClain
Crochet on the Double, also sometimes known as Cro- Knit, uses a long double- ended crochet hook sometimes referred to as a cro- hook. If you love the look and feel of knitting, but prefer crochet, this method is for you. You can obtain the look and feel of knitting with the versatility and ease of crochet.
Unlike using an afghan hook, this double- ended hook enables you to complete a row by picking up loops and placing them on the hook, then you turn the piece and add a second yarn color and work the loops off the hook. Because the hook is double ended it allows you to easily work with two colors resulting in a totally reversible project.
The most comfortable way to hold the double- ended hook is with your hand along the top as if you were holding a knife. And, it is best to always begin and end with the darkest shade of yarn.
It is important to remember to turn your work only at the end of oddnumbered rows when your hook is fully loaded with loops.
Unless working a shaped piece with increases and decreases, the number of loops on your hook after a pick- up row (odd- numbered row) should be equal to the number of your beginning chains.
To help you learn this interesting technique we will practice by making a dishcloth. C!