I was! I always used to modify patterns to avoid it: instead, I’d mattress stitch the ends together, or pick up stitches from a regular cast-on edge, whichever worked for the given pattern.
Until a few days ago. When, thanks to a note on one of Croline‘s projects, I found this method. It requires your regular project materials plus a little bit of scrap yarn and a crochet hook. Now, if you’re a regular reader here, you probably know that crochet and I don’t go so well together. Which means that this method is perfectly suitable to absolute crochet ignorants, like me. Because, within minutes of watching this video, I had myself a perfect little non-fussy provisional cast-on.
It doesn’t like to lie flat, but you can see the little start of a crochet chain in the top right corner, as well as how the cast-on (in pink) looks from the right and wrong side. I’m so thrilled with finding such an easy solution to my provisional cast-on troubles!
A good start to a little something I’m making for myself as part of Malabrigo March. :)