Right Side vs Wrong Side
Did you know there was a right side of crochet? Have you ever seen the abbreviations RS and WS in a pattern and wondered what they meant? Well, RS equals right side and WS equals wrong side. Now that’s all fine and dandy but how the heck do you know which is which?
If you are left handed then it will be the opposite of what is described here.
There are two ways to tell
1) When you look at your piece if you can see both of the top stitches in the last completed row than you are looking at the right side. If you cannot clearly see the tops of both loops then you are looking at the wrong side.
2) If your piece was started with a traditional chain, then the beginning tail of your piece will always be on the bottom left when you are looking at the RS. The RS row is the first row of crochet, not including your chain.
If your piece was started with a foundation chain, then the beginning tail of your piece will usually be on the bottom right when you are looking at the RS.
Most patterns will also tell you which side will be the right side but if they don’t know you will always know how to tell.
For more tricks and tips be sure to visit Cre8tion Crochet’s tutorial page. Happy Hookin’
Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet and has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments and strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Lorene was named one of the Top Ten Designers by The Yarn Box in 2012, by AllFreeCrochet in 2013 and two of her patterns appeared in the Top 100 of 2014 for AFC where she was named a Top Blogger. Lorene has many patterns published by Red Heart Yarns. She was also nominated for four categories in the last round of The Crochet Awards. You can follow Lorene on Facebook or sign up for the Cre8tion Crochet Newsletter.