Have you ever seen the terms Right Side or Wrong Side in a pattern before?

If you're confused about what these mean, you're not alone!

Let's break down these terms so we can understand them!

What does Right Side mean?

When crocheting stitches, the part of the stitch that is facing you as you work is called the Right Side. A better way to think of this is the front of your work.

What does Wrong Side mean?

When crocheting stitches, the part of the stitch that is not facing you as you work is called the Wrong Side. A better way to think of this is the back of your work.

These terms are true for any individual stitch (chain, single, half-double, double, triple...) and the fabrics that they create.

Why does this matter in crochet?

The front (Right Side) of crochet stitches will create a different texture than the back (Wrong side).

Here is an example of Double Crochet stitches worked in the round:

This image shows the Wrong Side (Back) on the Left, and the the Right Side (Front) on the Right.

Note how different the Wrong (Back) is from the Right (Front)side?

What about stitches worked in rows?

Depending on the fabric you're making, the Right and Wrong sides may not matter (meaning, the fabric is reversible).

Looking at each side of the fabric might help you to find a more attractive side. However, Right / Wrong sides are determined by the pattern writer, or the project maker.

The top image shows the Wrong Side (Back) of every odd row on the Left, and the Right Side (Front) of every odd row on the Right.

Note how different the Wrong (Back) is from the Right (Front)side?

That’s it!

Every single stitch, and the fabric that we make, has a front and back side!

Now that we've outlined some differences between the Right Side, and Wrong Side, of stitches and fabrics...

Do you think you’ll be able to apply this rule in the next pattern you try? Let me know in the comments!

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Peace, Love & Crochet

Salena