Hi there everyone! I recently crocheted an infinity scarf as a present for a family member (using my own pattern
). I had made one like this before, but I made it a little narrower, a little tighter.
Unfortunately, I ran into a little snag. I had made the foundation chain really
loose to accommodate for stretching. Usually it works out.
Turns out, this time it was way too
loose. When I tried to whipstitch it together, it bulged funnily and just looked so messy. So what was I to do?
It hit me then that I could try to remove
the foundation chain in order to join the two ends. If you'd like to learn how I did it, I put together a photo tutorial
on my blog to explain it. Sorry, it's a huge pain to put together twice!
-hold the ends of your scarf together, with the beginning of it in front, foundation chain facing up, and the end of it behind, the tops of the stitches facing up. Line up your stitches
-at the beginning edge of the scarf, insert your hook from right to left into the base of the first stitch from the left, following the foundation chain yarn
-insert the hook into the corresponding stitch at the end of the scarf
-yarn over with your joining yarn and pull it all the way through (leaving not a loop, but a single strand of yarn)
-pull the yarn through twice
at the first and final stitch of the seam
-unravel the foundation chain
It looks very apparent in the sample I did using all different colors, but it is pretty much invisible when done in one color (you can see the photos of it on my blog post
). Please take a look and let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!