You know what.. after all these years of crocheting by learning from my mum visually, it has just dawned on me that I am now utterly confused!!
WHY? You might ask, if I've been creating things for ha-hum decades.... well, in trying to write little tutorials to help others have a play, I started doing a bit of research, and bought a couple of contemporary funky books to help me format my patterns. And then it struck me!
I had to keep double-checking what I was reading, eventually realising that 2 books called the same stitch different names... how did that happen? And now I am struggling to make sure that what I write is accurate. Why on earth would one stitch have 2 names- the second being the same as a completely different stitch!
I'm going to have to go on a marathon fact finding mission to get this sorted out... for my peace of mind as much as anything...
I'll keep you posted, but in the meantime I will add instructions for the way I've done each stitch since I was a kid so that my patterns work correctly for you all.