View Full Version : Is there a wrong side?

11-14-2008, 04:58 PM
Sorry for all the basic crochet questions, I am just learning...

Is there a right and a wrong side to crochet?

11-14-2008, 06:19 PM
yes there is. To me the right side is the said you started your work on at the beginning of the foundation chain

Becky Morgan
11-14-2008, 07:34 PM
Kind of, depending on the stitch pattern. If you're working back and forth in a single stitch, it's pretty reversible. If there are puff stitches, etc. the right side is the one where they stand out.

ETA: Or if the pattern you are using declares a right side. Also, when you are crocheting in rounds, the sides will look different. You may choose whichever suits you best.

11-17-2008, 12:47 PM
For most crochet the right side is determined by where you started. Because most crochet produces a stitch that looks the same (or nearly so) from both side like a garder stitch does in knit.

Popcorns, puffs, picos, and front (or back) post stitches have different front and backs just like a st st does. Any you may choose the WS to be the RS like rev. st st. ;)

So, the answer to your question, Crycket, is that it depends!