I am going to crochet around a shawl to stop the curl. Should I do this with the right side of the item facing me or the wrong side of the item facing me? Thx in advance, Sue
I would crochet on the right side of the shawl. unless you want the wrong side or back side to be prominent this would be my choice. good luck
I hold the edge so the right side is facing me and I begin at the right hand corner and crochet across to the left. Do extra stitches in the corners to make the turn. But I am sure you know that! :)
Use the side you like best. There is no should.
My preference is the right side but its your shawl...you pick whichever side you choose and it will be gorgeous!
I , like kalebsgrandma, was thinking that crocheting on the edge to stop the curl, might work better on one side rather than the other to counter the curl - say, the opposite side of the curl to sort of pull it back flat. Apparently, this isn't the case -? I have crocheted like crazy, but do not find that it does one bit of good in stopping the curl, no matter which side I work on !What am I missing? Is it steaming to "kill" the yarn first? Some acrylic yarns pucker or lose all "will to live" and look horrid when steamed - and some need to be left alone to retain their body when drape is not wanted. The best results I have had to stop the curl is edging with the "worm" or "pie-crust" edge - but I don't want that finish on more tailored jackets and tops. Any other suggestions for edgings? Thanks!
I , like kalebsgrandma, was thinking that crocheti... (
yes, that's what I was thinking, doing one side might stop the curl better than the pther. I was hoping someo e had experience with this.