When I mentioned that I started doing my double crochets a different way, a few people wanted to know how I was yarning over. (Is yarning a word?)

Basically, I was yarning over front-to-back instead of back-to-front. It doesn’t seem that it should make that much of a difference, but going from back-to-front gives the stitch a bit of a twist. The texture is more defined.

wagon wheel square

Once I saw the difference, there was no going back. Only problem was all of those squares I made on vacation. I’ll admit that it took me awhile to get up the courage to rip them out and start over. But after seeing the difference, I knew I had to do it.

wagon wheel square

interesting note: the extra little twist uses up a bit more yarn and makes the squares a bit more bigger.

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3 Responses to double crochet with a twist

  1. Anne says:

    Huge difference but I really like it. My granny squares have been a bit sloppy but this looks like it gives them more definition. I’ll definitely try it your way!

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  3. Lori says:

    Hello,
    Please can you explain or teach me how it is that you are doing this. I can crochet but am unsure what you mean by front to back ? When I yarn over I go under the yarn then come downward to give me the yarn over. What am I missing? Thanks so much for your patience with me.