DISHCLOTH ON THE DOU­BLE

Crochet! - - Contents - BY AN­NIE’ S

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!

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