I am trying to crochet this pattern out of the Crochet Me book. I did fine on the back, but the directions for the arms lose me. It states:
row 1: Drop yarn, join new yarn to opposite end with sl st, ch18, fasten off. Pick up row again, ch 22, sk first 5 chs, ... etc
Each row starts with droppin the yarn, joining new yarn ot opposite end, chaining and fastening off.
I just can't wrap my head around what this means.
thanks for any help.
This is a common way of increasing in this type of construction, but I can understand the confusion. I had a hard time wrapping my head around it the first time I made a sweater like this.
With your back facing you and the crochet hook and working loop on your right (this is all providing you are right handed), remove the crochet hook from the working loop. Join a new ball of yarn in the last stitch of the row. Now your hook is on the opposite end of the row as your original working loop. Chain the number of stitches given in the pattern, 18 for the smallest size, and fasten off. Now put your hook back into your original working loop (the one on the right side of your piece). Chain the number of stitches given, 22 for the smallest size. Skip the first 5 chain of the chain-22 you just did and dc in the next 5 chain. Continue working Row 1 across the remain of theses chains, the back, and the chain-18 you worked with the second ball of yarn.
I hope this helps!
Thanks a lot. I couldn't figure which "opposite end" but now it all makes sense. I was expecting the pieces to loop together! I will probably have some more questions as I make my way through this pattern!