i know two ways to do the crochet chain provisional cast-on and have problems with both of them.
the one where you crochet a chain with a few extra and then pick up and K into the bumps, not the V's, I'm okay with that up until the pulling it out, when I consistently am missing 1 stitch (sometimes 2) after all is said and done. I vaguely remember hearing something on Knitty Gritty about adding an extra, but don't know where/why/how if that's the case.
I found also in searching that people use what I know as the crochet cast-on as a provisional, where you just crochet the chain around the knitting needle. I had never used this as a provisional before, but for scarves, shawls, etc., things that I would like the cast-on and bind-off to match on, and have also heard it called the "bind-off cast on" for this reason. When I try to use it as provisional, I can't get the chain out of the stitches at all without scissors.
Can anyone help with either/both? Thanks so much!!!!