Tutorial: crochet cast on (knitting)
– compared to other cast on methods it’s very flexible
– you don’t have to worry about the length of a tail like with the long-tail methods
– you can use this cast on for a provisional version, too, just use waste yarn for the cast on and knit on top of it with your project yarn. later on you can undo the crochet cast on and pick up your stitches easily
– due to it’s flexibility it’s not very good at parts where you need crisp edges
Essentially you make a chain stitch crochet row with your knitting needle between the loops. If you take out the knitting needle you simply have a chain stitch line. The crochet cast on complements most basic cast off methods.