Crochet Cast On Method

I know I’ve shared my cast on method with you in the past, but it’s been a few years now, and I’m getting better at making these videos, hehe.  So I filmed and shared it on my FB page again this week.  I was super pleasantly surprised by the results!  At the current moment, the video has been viewed over 340k times, and shared over 8100 times….Wow!  Apparently many of the crocheters trying to master knitting have had a real issue with the cast on.  I’m thrilled that I can be of help!

If you didn’t catch the video on FB, I’m sharing it here as well.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

36 Comments On “Crochet Cast On Method”

  1. Thank you so much. It is a beautiful cast on.

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  2. Does the size of the crochet hook need to match the size of the knitting needle as closely as possible?

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  3. that is so amazing!! I can’t believe I never thought of that. I’m going to be using this method all the time now. Thank so SO MUCH for posting this

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  4. That is soooo cool! Going to be using this method from now on! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. VERRRRY CLEVER!!!

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  6. Richard (in Charlotte, NC)

    I’m not sure if I had seen this method of casting on before. Thank you for posting it!

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  7. Thank you so very much. As a newer knitter this makes casting a pleasure. Thanks again.

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  8. It would be even better if you placed your yarn in front of the last stitch before you placed it on the needle. This way, you’re all ready for knitting! This is NOT my idea, but Liat Gat’s from KnitFreedom.

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  9. That looks so simple. I will have to try it.

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  10. That’s amazing! And SO easy!! I’ve been knitting for years and never knew this way to cast on. Thanks for sharing Melody x

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  11. That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. As you said, casting on was so frustrating that I never picked up knitting, though I’ve wanted to. (I learned to knit as a teen–one lesson–but didn’t have anyone to help me after that) I learned to crochet from my roommate freshman year in college and have continued it off and on for right at 40 years. Now it will be easy to add knitting!

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  13. I’ve always done a long tail cast on, and never have enough stitches at the end of my tail. Then I’d pull them off and do it over. This is simple, easy to teach and quick!

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  14. I have knitted all my life but from now on I will use this method of cast on. so much easier. tired of trying to figure out how much yard needed when doing the longtail cast on.

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  15. I have always had the same problem so while if you have the correct length tail it’s super fast for me I always end up doing it at least twice or wasting a long bit of yarn! When making a blanket or something with a lot of stitches this adds SO much time to it and it’s no longer quick and easy! I will definitely be trying this way from now on!! Thanks Melody! 😘

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  16. What a great,easy way to cast on! It makes the edge looks really nice too.

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  17. will try this looks awsome

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  18. Such an easy cast on method,Melody. I am going to try this straight away. Thanks for the tip. Love your work!

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  19. Another easy way to cast on is by wrapping the yarn around your left thumb and knitting it off your thumb. I find my tension works better using this method. I will try to make a video and sent it to you.

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  20. Thank you! That is a neat cast on and I will for sure try it.

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  21. This is a fantastic way to cast on, I have learnt to longtail cast on and been really happy to do it for many years now as before I was taught that I used to have to do the 2 row way which was a really put off knitting way, and like the other Knitters, the long tail is a great way except there is too much guess work which I never get right first time. Thank you I love this way.

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  22. Daisy Dianne Bromlow

    I’ve been trying to learn how to knit but get frustrated because my fingers do not work right , I have arthritis. I have learned how to crochet,,, finally. I can do your cast on , do you have more tips like that for actually knitting ? I see sooo many beautiful knitted things , just gorgeous. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  23. This is great, it is very close to the Chinese Waitress cast on with a crochet hook. You can use it to cast on stitches in the middle of your knitting, too.

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  24. Well that’s pretty cool! Love it!

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  25. Wow! this is fab-u-lous! I always dread the casting on of stitches. So many pretty patterns to knit, but dreaded the getting started. I’ve been doing all my projects in crochet, and now I don’t have to! thank you, Melody…you are a star!

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  26. Really like your way better. Much quicker, thank you!

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  27. Thank you so much for this easy way to cast on! I’ve been wanting to learn to knit, but I could not get the casting on down! You are a genius!

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  28. Which yarn is being used, the tail or the working yarn? You didn’t say which one is was.
    Thanks

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  29. Oops sorry I did want to say that this sure makes a beautiful edge!!!And it looks really easy.
    Thanks for posting it.

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  30. Oh my goodness!, in all my years of knitting I never seen that cast on method. What a brilliant way too cast on where it look so neat and clean on the edge. I will be using this method. Thank so much for sharing.

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  31. This is Great!! Will be using this method from now on!! Thank you!!!!!

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  32. I am going to try your method of casting it looks so easy

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  33. I don’t really like knitting very much but with this kind of cast on I just might do some now. Thank You very much

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