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Crochet/"Work even" in crochet


Hi Experts,

My pattern states:
Row 1: Ch7, sc into 2nd ch from hook & each ch across (6sc)
Row 2-5: Work even on 6sc.

I understand that "work even" means work in established pattern without increasing/decreasing. Which means, my rows 2-5 will all have 6sc respectively.

However, I'm confused whether to turn or not to turn my crochet in order to sc into the 6sc made in row 1, or do I work in rounds?

Is it the same as: "Row 2-5: Turn, ch1, sc across the 6sc"?

Please help.


Thanks for the question. This is a common question.

If a pattern is to be worked in the round, it should state so. Normally the piece is worked as a panel, so you are going back and forth. If the piece is not to be turned at the end of the row, the pattern should also state so, but if its a flat row, at the end its assume you will turn to go back and forth.

Hopefully this will help. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Hooking



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I am able to assist with reading patterns, in any format. I been crocheting for about 20+ years. Specialty in intricate pattern, adding bead, sequence, etc.


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