Hello all! I am just returning to crochet after learning the basics at my
grandmother's knee. Here's my problem: After I make my foundation chain, I
am confused about and have trouble inserting the hook under the appropriate
threads to build on it. The National Needlework Association booklet, How to
Crcohet, says to insert the hook under the top loop of the chain and the
back loop, while the Leisure Arts books say to insert the hook under the two
loops of the chain (i.e., NOT the back loop). In any case, I find it
inordinately difficult to do this in the foundation chain -- I have to pick
at the yarn with my fingers and know THAT"s not right. I don't have this
problem after the first row, when it becomes very easy to slip the hook
under the two starnds that form the chain at the top of the stitch.
SO the question is which two loops of the foundation chain does the hook
need to go under (related questions: can't I just use the top loop of the
chain? it's so much easier AND if not, how can I make it less of a struggle?
I already work fairly loosely).
THANK YOU all in advance for getting though my quesiton and offering
much-apreciated advice! Any book recommendations would be most helpful as
All the best,