When I make granny squares and I'm joining a new colour I always use a standing stitch. This is because I don't like the way the standard method of joining looks - you know, the one in which 3 chain stitches are used to substitute for the first treble. I loathe those horrible little 3 chain joins.
Today I'll share a bit of our spring with you and some lace that I crocheted last week. I went shopping with my friend and bought a few things to spring up my wardrobe. One of them was a beautiful silk jacket.
Head: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to join. (12 dc) Body: Ch 4, (count this as first tr) 2 tr in same st as beg ch 4, 3 tr in next dc, turn. (6 tr) Ch 3, (count this as first dc) dc in same st as beg ch, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in last tr, turn. (8 dc) Ch 1, sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next dc). Repeat across and end with sc in last st. (8 sc, 7 ch 3 sps) Wings: Make 2 Attach yarn with a sl st in space between head and body.
You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches. The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet , can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Your initial chain will vary in length depending on how many groups of stitches you want to make.