We’re happily crocheting our slugs for the slug-a-long! Feel free to join in!Well, mostly happily. If there’s a part of the slug that can make people feel cranky, it’s the antennae. They’re tiny and sometimes they wind up inside out! Eep!
Today, I’ll show you how to make sure you’re crocheting right-side out and how to count the rounds without a stitch marker. On Saturday, we’ll chat about attaching the antennae.
Crocheting right-side out
When you’re crocheting a large piece, it actually doesn’t matter which side is out. If it’s wrong-side out, you just turn it around once you’re done. No biggie. (Read am I crocheting inside-out for more details)
Let’s say your piece looks like this after round 2:
You can tell it’s inside-out because the pretty ridges (from the front loops) aren’t showing up on the outside. All you need to do is turn it right-side out!
Now, keep your piece like this, and continue crocheting. It’ll be right-side out when you’re done!
How to count rounds without a stitch marker
For a piece as tiny as an antennae, you can go without a stitch marker! (shocking, I know!)
Here’s a little video to help you out: (to see full-screen, click play, then click the box in the lower right-hand corner)
Hopefully, these two tips will have you crocheting small pieces with ease!