What does counts as mean in crochet?
You’ll see this in patterns often. If it says “ch 3, counts as first double crochet,” then it’s simply explaining that the chain is filling in as a double crochet.
What does 1dc mean in crochet?
‘Double crochet (dc)’ is the same stitch as the American ‘single crochet (sc)’. Double crochet creates short and compact stitches. In this video we will show you how to create a double crochet.
Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?
It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.