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Re: switching rows from sc to hdc
Posted by: Liz (IP Logged)
Date: July 01, 2009 12:00PM

If you have the correct number of stitches, your problem must be in the chaining for your turns. The chain at the end of the row allows you to 'step up' to the next row. Think of it as a stair way. If you are doing a single crochet, one chain is required, a half-double crochet requires two chains, a double crochet requires three chains, etc.

Always make those chains adequate to allow the next row to begin without curving or pulling. Some people even change and go up a couple of sizes on their crochet hook to allow for this chain. I'd much rather have a chain that's a little too large than have one pulling or caving in on itself.

If you use a larger chain, your ends will stay straight. Also I do a 'pat' to make the yarn lay flat as I'm crocheting. Just lay the piece on your leg, pat it with your hand, or press it between your hand and leg. That little body heat will help block the row end, and keep it nice and straight. Hope this helps you, God bless.

Subject Written By Posted
  switching rows from sc to hdc feliciajm 06/30/2009 03:00PM
  Re: switching rows from sc to hdc carolishere 06/30/2009 06:49PM
  Re: switching rows from sc to hdc feliciajm 06/30/2009 06:58PM
  Re: switching rows from sc to hdc carolishere 06/30/2009 11:37PM
  Re: switching rows from sc to hdc feliciajm 07/01/2009 12:25AM
  Re: switching rows from sc to hdc Liz 07/01/2009 12:00PM

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