What can I use instead of a crochet needle?
Chopsticks. Locate a clean or unused set of chopsticks from your last Chinese dinner to replace your usual crochet needles. Lightly bend to see how durable they will be as a crochet needle alternative. Cut off any tapered ends and proceed to size the entire down to a comfortable size or approximately 5 inches in length …
What’s the difference between long tail cast on?
Just like other long tail cast ons, it uses (go figure) a long tail. The big difference between a regular long tail cast on and the long tail tubular cast on is the way you wrap the yarn around the needle as you cast on. The videos are the easiest way to see those differences in action.