I've been doing circles, ovals, triangles and recently the cone. They're all standard shapes, and so far I've been sticking to the four basic stitches: the single crochet (sc) , the double crochet (dc), the half double (hdc), and the triple crochet (tr). You would think then that these shapes would be basic too, but there seems to be a hundred differnt ways to do each.
The oval for example. I initially tought of it as a flattened circle.
For a circle"
ch3, (dc in 2nd from hook) 8 times, join, ch2
R1) (2dc in each st), repeat to end of rnd
R2) (2dc in first st, dc in next st), repeat to end of rnd
So I thought ...
For an oval,
ch 3, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc,sc, hcd, dc, tr, dc, hdc,dc) join, ch2
R1) 2sc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st .... and so on
But then I found a lot of people think of it as a fat line / chain, so they do:
ch 8, and then go around and aound it in a circle.
Strange, but we both get the oval !!
My favorite shape thouh has to be the cone, I used it to make the little horms on my monster hat (still being test knit)