Patti's closed, crochet-chain cast on recipe:
with a crochet hook the same size as the knitting needle,ch 7(9).
use the hook to draw up a st in the top loop of each of the next 5(7) ch. slide these st off the hook and onto a double-point, or one end of a circular needle.
turn the ch 180 degrees. your stitches, mounted on the knitting needle, are now on the lower side and top loops on the other side of each chain st are open.
use the hook, again, to draw up a loop in the top loop of each of the next 6(8) ch. slide these st off the hook and onto double-point, or one end of a circular needle. if using a circular, be certain to have the needle face in the proper direction when mounting the sts. (12/16 st)
you are now ready to join and begin working in the round.
the tail from the ch (with the extra st) will be on the inside of the toe. at finishing, remove the knot and the extra st and weave in the tail as usual.
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