Where is the base of a crochet stitch?

What is the base of a double crochet stitch?

Double crochet, like the single crochet, builds on a foundation chain as a base.

Does a slip stitch count as a stitch?

When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.

Why do you think chain stitch is the foundation of all crochet stitches?

Foundation stitches make working into the other side of the stitch easier and looks cleaner. If your pattern calls for turning and working into the bottom of your foundation, such as adding a trim, ribbing, or working a mirror pattern, the foundation stitches create the perfect base.

What is a double stitch?

: a stitch (as in a pamphlet) made by fastening two loops of a single thread in the center of the fold.

Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

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