I bought a while back a Cro-Tat set - a few hooks, instructions booklet. I think its all written in Greek though as I can understand nothing!
Yeah, I know, I really should NOT be starting any more projects, but I was trying to find an awesome pattern to use to make something for my partner (Mimi) in the Fiber Freaks Kitchen swap.
I figured Cro-Tatting would be something unique, and how hard can it be, right? I have instructions, a fairly well functioning brain and a fair to good knowledge of crochet.
I got stuck on the very beginning of the pattern when you start to do the Cro-Tatting special stitches.
I don't have the pattern here, but it went something like this:
Chain 6, form circle, 12 sc in circle, attach with a sl st to first sc. (so far, so good)
So far, so good, I think I can handle it so far. Then the one that is confusing me:
Reverse sl st
Huh? I gotta do what? The instruction on this stitch say: "working left to right, insert hook in next st to the right, yo, pull lp through st and lp on hook." Left to right? I put it in the previous stitch? Perhaps I'm just not thinking, perhaps my hands don't work this way, but every time I try to do it it seems like I am doing something wrong as I just can not coordinate.
I do wish that there were better picture tutorials out there.....the first stitch of a "new technique" for me and I can not get it right.
Back to the drawing board to find a different pattern that does NOT include the Reverse sl st!