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Too Loose!!!
Posted by: raygur (IP Logged)
Date: February 02, 2009 06:45AM

Hi Everyone!
I am new to crochet, having taught myself the basics.
I am trying to knit a practice afghan and am having a bit of a problem.
The suggested size hook was an "I" hook, using worsted weight yarn which is what I used. However, I noticed as I was crocheting along that the piece started to have a curve like a rainbow, so I started over (thinking my foundation row was too tight) using an "N" hook for my foundation and then continuing on with the "I" hook. The piece is now straight, but instead of 45" the length is over 72"!!!! Also it is too thin and lacy. I know I am crocheting WAY too loosely, but how do I overcome this? Is it the way I am wrapping the yarn around my hand for tension? I just wrap it around my pinky.
Thanks for all your help.
Ray



Subject Written By Posted
  Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 06:45AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! craftsman 02/02/2009 07:59AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 08:27AM
  Re: Too Loose!!! Alex 02/02/2009 01:20PM
  Re: Too Loose!!! raygur 02/02/2009 02:11PM


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