Hello everyone, bit of a gloomy day here in Kent. I dont think we've seen the sunshine for a few days now, it's just been chilly and windy :(
Ok I have a coundrum going on that I hope someone can help me with.
Years and years ago when I was still at school.......actually it doesnt bear thinking about how many years, lol. My mum collected the Golden Hands craft books and it was from these I taught myself to crochet and many other crafts too.
I remember making a couple of granny square throws and attempting a lacy throw made from a pearlised cotton.
When I found a crochet hook a couple of months ago, in an old bag of knitting needle, that was the start of my new found love of crochet and becoming addicted.
I made a granny square baby blanket first, then a wrap for a friend of mine. The wrap was a pattern from a magazine and very easy to follow. Then I discovered that my treble and the magazines treble were different.
Golden Hands taught me to:
(1) wrap the yarn round the hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn around hook again.
(2) Draw the yarn through. There are now 3 loops on hook. Wrap the yarn around hook once more.
(3) Draw the yarn through the first loop on the hook, leaving 3 loops on the hook.
(4) Wrap the yarn around the hook again and draw the yarn through the first two loops, leaving 2 loops on the hook.
(5)Wrap the yarn around the hook and draw the yarn through the remaining 2 loops to complete stitch.
But the magazines instructions and nearly all other "How to Crochet" books say to:
(1) Yarn around hook, insert hook into stitch, yarn around hook again.
(2) Draw the yarn through, 3 loops on hook,Yarn around hook.
(3) Draw the yarn throught the first 2 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook.
(4) Yarn around hook and draw through the remaining 2 loops.
So the Golden Hands treble is slightly longer. On looking through my collection of books, I have only one that tells me the Golden Hands way and that is a beautiful book called "Essential Crochet" by Erika Knight.
So has the treble changed over the years or has there always been 2 different ways of doing it.
It would be interesting to know what one you ladies use and if you knew there were 2 ways of doing a treble.