Monday, January 28, 2013

Using Hook Placement to Change the Look of Basic Crochet Stitches

         Regular Double Crochet                Double Crochet Between Stitches
I love playing with basic stitches and experimenting with hook placement. This is evident in my latest design for Interweave Crochet's Winter Issue, The Fire Whirl Hat. The structure and shape of the hat is a result of varied hook placement. 
One of my favorite hook placements, is between the stitches. It allows each stitch to stand on its own and be defined. It also has a little different texture. I have done this with single crochet and half double crochet stitches, as well. Give it a try on your next project!

Insert Hook under all loops into space between next two sts.


  1. The textures provided by hook placement are always nice. I like encouraging folks to try something new too - I think I'm torn between front post/back post and crocheting in the back loop, myself :)

  2. Hi Cris, thank you for your comment. I love hdc in the back loop! It is one of my favorites!

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