My Grandmother, on my Mom's side was Necie Hunter. (pronounced Nee-Cee)
I learned a lot of crochet,
and because of her.
This Technique is directly from her arsenal of tricks. She never swore that I heard, so the first time she said Dam-It to me I nearly died. She used this to Hold things "inside", like a Dam holds water.
Hence, I call it Necie's Dam-It.
Ready? Here we Go!
In this case , A chain of 32, 2 dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, DC in the next, and each until the last Chain. Place 3 DC in the first half of the DC loop, then rotate the chain to work the other side. Place 3 DC in the other side loop of the same chain. Pull the tail tight, to remove the hole. Finish the DC's down the chain, working over the tail and BOTH unworked loops of the chain. At the last, place 3 DC in the last st. Join as I showed you in this post, and finish off.
Insert hook into any stitch, right at the top, under the two top loops. It is easiest to show this technique with DC, but it does work with any traditional crochet stitch.
When I told a few friends that I was going to share this technique with you, Tamara from Moogly offered a few links to patterns that you could use to practice if you like. You would just replace the BLO with this. follow the rest of the pattern as written
These are all great patterns, but they will lend themselves well to this trick.
Birds Nest Bowl Set
Girls Night Out Wine Carrier
Stainless Water Bottle Sling
Until next time