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« on: August 28, 2007 02:10:14 PM »

Hi ^^ Newbie hooker here Tongue
Maybe this is a dumb question but... are you supposed to do anything differently on odd rows?... It seems to me like crocheted fabric has a "wrong" side and a "right" side... and when I crochet I do exactly the same on both sides, and the rows look funny Sad (kinda like garter stitch-y). It might be all in my mind, since what I'm used to is knitting...
(Plus, a crocheter friend told me my crochet fabric look weird, but she wouldn't explain why Sad... damn her)

Sorry if the question is dumb, but I will thank you forever for your answers ^^
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007 02:21:57 PM »

You do the same thing on both sides when you're crocheting unless you're doing something like a front post double crochet, but if you're just beginning, chances are, you aren't doing that yet.  It shouldn't look THAT different on both sides, though. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007 02:27:02 PM »

Hmmm, as mentioned if you're just doing rows of basic single/double/triple stitches things should look the same front and back...

Maybe your tension is off.  It can take a while to get it right when you're just starting.  Try playing with different hook sizes and see what happens.  I worked waaaaay too tight when I first learned and things looked kind of funky.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 03:47:55 PM »

are you crocheting in the round? if so then the sides will look different, especially in single stitch (ive noticed anyway)
Stitches do look different on either side. When you're just turning rows both sides will look the same because you're alternating but in the round, where you're not turning rows at all, you only get one side of the stitch so the sides look different. One side usually looks flatter and the other side (the one thats facing you) looks like tight smaller rows, I suppose it mihgt look like garter stitch.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2007 06:42:01 PM »

the only other reason besides what everyone has mentioned is that perhaps your are crocheting in the front or back loop.
You can do one or the other or both but keep it the same through the whole project.
To me crocheting looks the same on both sides. *shrugs* But that's just me.
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