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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: does it stretch
Posted by: Mother Hen (IP Logged)
Date: April 06, 2008 12:46PM

Hi Flo !
As >> I << crochet and knit I do tug each row to make sure
that the stitches look even.

When you wash the blanket the yarn will stretch out also.
But if it is dryed in the dryer it will go back to be tighter.
Now if you want it to be a certain size , make sure that you use the proper Yarn suggested with the Crochet hook size also,
This will give the gague (size )that the pattern states.

But in a blanket you don't need to be so fussy , and since this is your 1st creation , DON"T be sooooo hard on your self to get it to be Picture Perfect.

You will learn as you go , so ENJOY !

Mother Hen <><
" Creating Is A God Thing "

Subject Written By Posted
  does it stretch floramwaters 04/05/2008 05:37PM
  Re: does it stretch Jane R 04/05/2008 09:56PM
  Re: does it stretch Mother Hen 04/06/2008 12:46PM
  Re: does it stretch Alex 04/06/2008 02:00PM

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