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Re: Help! Crocheting Borders
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: January 28, 2009 04:48AM

Jane's advice to give yourself a foundation stitch is really worth heeding. If you insert your hook along the side completely enclosing the hdc edge stitch and work two sc per stitch you should come pretty close to a one-to-one ratio with the stitch count. Enclosing the whole stitch eliminates the guesswork of where to insert your hook as well. I wouldn't use slip stitch because it is difficult to work more than one in the same space. It is also difficult to work a second round from slip stitches. The sc will give you a nice edge that is easy to work from and the little extra height will nicely bridge over the row line to make a very even side.

If your second round is a pattern which requires a certain stitch count you can skip a stitch here and there and it will not be noticeable. Be sure, as Jane says to account for extra corner stitches (if three, work the subsequent extra three stitches in the middle stitch; if two and chain, work the subsequent corner stitches in the chain; if four, work between the sets of two)

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  Help! Crocheting Borders somdlady 01/27/2009 07:05PM
  Re: Help! Crocheting Borders Jane R 01/27/2009 07:42PM
  Re: Help! Crocheting Borders Alex 01/28/2009 04:48AM
  Re: Help! Crocheting Borders/Jane & Alex somdlady 01/28/2009 03:34PM

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