Hello all - This is my first post in this wonderful
forum, so I hope I'm posting in the right place and everything! (I thought I should add this in the "Happy Hooker" section, since that's the book I'm using.) I desperately need some help with crocheting in the round and I hope someone out there is kind enough to help a desperate beginner out...
I got "The Happy Hooker" book last Friday and I've been crocheting my ass off since it arrived. I've got the hang of all the major stitches, and color changing, and I've even started trying out some of the fancier stitches (in a slow and akward beginner's sort of way, of course
). I'm pretty gosh-darn proud of myself and I can't stop gushing (to anyone who will listen) about how wonderful this book is.
BUT, I just can't get crocheting in the round. I have checked over and over, and even tried other online tutorials just in case, and I'm nearly positive that I at least understand the instructions (on pages 50-51). But when I do them, my rounds turn into tiny little bowels and absolutely will not lay flat. (And they start off like little bowls, they don't gradually get that way as I add more rounds.) I'm pretty sure my stitches look exactly like they're supposed to (according to the pictures in the book and other places), so I think I'm doing the technical part right. I've tried using a bigger hook, a smaller hook, different yarn, more stitches, but I still suspect that something like that is the culprit. I've searched on Crafster's other posts to see if I could find anything that might explain what I'm doing, but so far, nothing's helped.
Is there anyone out there who has any suggestions for anything I can try to get proper, flat circles? THANK YOU!