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« on: August 12, 2006 11:32:51 AM »

Three times now, following the purchased directions, I have tried to get row 1 going. This last time, I was able to make 19 shells. The pattern says to Chain 201, SC in 2nd chain from hook, then skip 4, five DTR in next space, skip 4, SC in next, skip 4, and 5 DTR in the next space, then repeat to make 20 shells. I never make it to 20.

If someone who has the book can compare the above with the written pattern in the book and let me know if this is correct, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks for any assistance y'all can lend me.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 01:16:31 PM »

Has this been resolved? Were you able to figure it out? Just wondering if you're the same person who contacted me earlier (similar name).

« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 01:50:02 PM »

Yes, much resolved via your quick response, and yes, one in the same!
Thank you for your assistance!
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006 12:49:32 PM »

I seem to find this problem too whenever I crochet - it happened with my one skein scarf and with my sweet pea shawl - I only managed to get 18 shells but I'm just going with it! What am I doing?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006 12:51:54 PM »

Sorry - That was a little terse! I'm super tired.  Can you please advise?

« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 02:09:12 AM »

I've done both projects, and while I can't remember specifics, if you aren't getting enough shells perhaps you are forgetting to count the turning chain as a shell (the pattern will say if it counts) and to crochet into the turning chain on the row below.  I had trouble remembering to do both those things - I remember starting Sweet Pea 3 times before I got it.  I suggest carefully rereading the pattern to see if that might be the problem.

« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006 09:55:02 PM »

bumping ... because I'm having this same issue (I also posted about it) and would like to know how you resolved it.

Thanks!  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008 08:22:58 PM »

It seems like putting five stitches into one chain squished the chain next to it, making it impossible to count that squished one (if that makes sense?).  That explains why I lost one stitch for every shell.

I noticed the same thing, luckily before it was too late. Check for smooshed stitches absorbed into the shell center stitch. I only just started the second row, though. (Thanks for pointing out the error in the 3rd!)
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