[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][color="#202090"]I learned to crochet some 30 years ago from my mom. I just picked up again to make some matching dish cloths, napkin rings, and place mats for my wife. (Yeah, I am one of the rare men that can crochet or knit :guyknitting:) For the dish cloth, I didn't like the shell patterns that I had, :think: so I tried my own, using what I thought was a half-double crochet. So after the chain to size (plus 3) I yo, through both loops of the st to work and yo, then instead of pulling through all loops I left one and then yo and through two remaining on hook. :?? Boy that was taking longer than I remembered, even if it was kitchen cotton and a size e hook.
After a few rows, I looked in the back of the pattern book and :doh: saw my error and on the following rows I've used hdc stitches.
I liked that the first few rows didn't leave an opening as much as a hdc, but what is (or should) it be called (other than a mistake)? How about tqdc (or 3qdc) for a three-quarters double crochet or maybe sdc for a half slip-stitched dc? :eyebrow2:
I also wanted to give the FO a waffle pattern, but I guess that would require a size e afghan hook.
ETA (well, to clear up the confusing) description...
I yo, through both loops of the st to work and yo, then instead of pulling through all loops I left one and then yo and through two remaining on hook.
I start with a YO, go through both sides of ST to be worked. (At this point isn't an HDC pull through all leaving one loop on hook) Instead I only pull through ST and my YO which leaves two loops on hook, YO again and pull through.
Contrast with DC: Start with YO, go through the ST to be worked and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two, YO again and pull through two again (leaving one loop on hook.)
Or am I just confused about what stitch is what? It has been about 30 plus years since my last project.