Default Crochet Instruction Details - Joining & Turning - Crochet Tip 39

Lack of crochet instruction details and errors will add to confusion for a new crocheter. Having overlooked instruction details myself, I have a great appreciation for everyone who writes and shares a crochet pattern. This is a tip that becomes second nature to seasoned crocheters, which may be why it is not always included in the instructions. If your pattern lacks telling you to join or chain, keep the following in mind.
  1. By default, you join at the end of a round. Pictures are a good way to see what is supposed to be done if you think that joining is not correct.
  2. By default, you chain ?? amount to get to the next row/round. Traditional crochet instructions tell you to CH 1 for a Single Crochet, CH 2 for a Half Double Crochet and CH 3 for a Double Crochet.


  1. Teresa - Thank you for your tips, videos and blog! For the new year I resolved to learn a practical craft and after doing some research I settled on Crochet. I am not very "quick" at learning handicrafts, so I knew this would be a challenge. I picked up 2 simple books from the craft store to learn stitches, but have supplemented it with your great youtube videos. I have a LONG way to go, but I have found this to be enjoyable and personally satisfying. Thank you again for giving me the resources to learn this craft. I am excited to continue to learn, and maybe someday be a crochet pro! Thank you Teresa!

    -Lisa (

  2. Hi Teresa
    Happy New Year and I wanted to say thanks so much for all your instructional videos. I taught myself to crochet in June and when I'd get stuck on the written instructions, I'd check out your videos and have become a crochet addict! It's great pain therapy. Hope you get a chance to check out my projects :)
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  3. Michelle,
    You are welcome. Great job on all your crochet projects. Your shawl is really beautiful.



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