[tutorial] Chinese Waitress Cast On April 2016 // by knotions// 4 Comments This is a great cast on when you need it very stretchy. It’s perfect for socks, legwarmers, turtlenecks and the bottoms of sweaters. And – it’s a lot of fun to work. Give it a try! Step 1: Make a slip knot and put on your knitting needle. NOTE: This stitch does NOT count. Step 2: Put the crochet hook in FRONT of the working yarn and BEHIND the knitting needle. Wind the yarn under the hook and around the needle. Step 3: Rotate the crochet hook so it’s facing left. Snag the yarn and pull it through. 1 stitch cast on and 1 loop on the hook. Continue this step until you have one less than the number you need. REMEMBER – the slip knot DOES NOT COUNT. In this pic we have cast on 9 sts plus the loop on the hook.