As in anything, the grace to be a beginner is a necessary prerequisite to becoming more than a beginner.
I suppose, therefore, that I’m doing it right.
In working with my new Mochi Mini yarn, which is coming off the hook beautifully, I encountered the same problem I have with ‘regular’ crochet: I added stitches.
As you can see in the image on the left, there is an extra stitch hump moving out in a graceful wave to the left. What happened was that I counted the stitches on my hook, and got 40. Before the last stitch, I should have had 41 so that the last stitch makes 42.
I added a stitch, and went on like normal.
Then, I counted.
I have 44.
For you math geeks, 44 = more than 42.
I took it off the hook and started back up with a test yarn, Lion Brand’s Wool Ease worsted weight in ivory. This way, I’ll be able to practice the stitch in a larger yarn that I can easily see. I’m having trouble making the left edge neat, but I’ll keep trying. I may need to go back to the instructor and review that last stitch, or see what I can find on You Tube that works with my way of thinking (I have trouble translating stuff sometimes, so I usually do better with a live instructor).