Crochet Cast-On?

[color=indigo]I just came across a scarf pattern that calls for a “crochet cast-on.” I do not know that technique, and Amy has no video here for it. Does anyone know this method?

Cheers,[/color] :shrug: :??

It’s this


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It’s a provisional CO so any of that type would work.

I use the version here:
Knitting at Noon Videos

the stitchdiva site looks right.

Jan, It may not be provisional. I have a scarf from Victorian Knits Today, that you don’t pull out the crochet cast-on.


I use the Knitting at Noon cast on, which is really the same as the stitch diva one, just it has a video. I use that cast on whenever I need a provisional cast on.

Interesting. I can’t imagine why you’d CO that way if not for using it as a provisional CO. :shrug:

It made a nice edge that looked like the bind-off edge.


[color=indigo]The pattern was not providing for a provisional cast-on. It said that the crochet cast-on was desirable because it gave a more finished look, much like a cast-off edge.

Oh well, I suppose so. Thanks for the helpful links. If I gotta do it, now I can do it!

Lando[/color] :notworthy:

Here’s the link I used to learn crocheted cast on:

Sounds like you want the bind-off cast-on described in the Knitter’s Handbook by Montse Stanley. It’s a chain c/o uses a crochet hook and produces an edge that matches the chain bind-off exactly. The technique is very similar to the crochet provisional c/o described in Knitting at Noon, but you use your regular yarn from the get-go – no waste yarn is involved to be removed later. The other difference is that you will must reverse each loop if you don’t want to the chain to have crossed stitches. This means that after you make a loop, you will have to take it off the hook (I transfer the hook to my left hand so my right fingers are free to do this) and physically turn it (to uncross it) before you put in on the needle. It’s a bit cumbersome, but the end result is nice. I’ve used it before and I think it’s worth the effort to make the c/o and b/o match if you’re doing something like a scarf where you want both edges to match exactly.