A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 302,546
Currently Running With Scissors:
627 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Why are my circles not lying flat (eg rag coasters)?  (Read 3605 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Tia Cherry
mmm... craftalishous
Offline Offline

Posts: 321
Joined: 19-Oct-2005

A day without craft is like... Boring!


View Profile
« on: December 13, 2009 01:19:40 PM »

I have been trying to crochet some rag coasters for my aunty for xmas and everytime i try one it doesnt sit flat, the middle pops up and the edges curl. I have also been making some rag rugs and they arent sitting flat either. Does anyone know what im doing wrong or a pattern out there i can follow for coasters or just increasing in the round in general.

Thank you so much, im going bonkers here! lol
Tia
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Would love to do a personal swap, Ill swap a stenciled shirt, tote or other item of clothing for something cute and crafty, hehe Smiley Just PM me.
fantasticmio
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Yarn Hacker
Offline Offline

Posts: 3011
Joined: 01-Nov-2006

Smells like chicken!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2009 01:36:29 PM »

The general rule of thumb with flat circles is to increase each round by however many stitches you started with.

So, if you're doing sc, start with 6 sc, then increase by 6 each round (6, 12, 18, 24 etc...).  With dc do 12 dc in the first round and increase by 12 each round (so, 12, 24, 36, 48...).

If that doesn't work, you'll want to play with the number of stitches you have... the centre popping up probably means you don't have enough stitches, and a ruffling edge probably means you have too many.

Good luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tia Cherry
mmm... craftalishous
Offline Offline

Posts: 321
Joined: 19-Oct-2005

A day without craft is like... Boring!


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2009 02:04:43 PM »

Thank you so much for your super quick reply. I think (well i hope) i know what i have been doing wrong now. HUGE ahh haa moment here Wink I will try a new one this morning. Thanks for the info on increasing! Your a gem  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Would love to do a personal swap, Ill swap a stenciled shirt, tote or other item of clothing for something cute and crafty, hehe Smiley Just PM me.
leava
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009 07:28:42 AM »

So Tia, are they working out ok now?
Leava
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Cheyenneswthrt07
I cann't quiet the creative monkey in my head!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1224
Joined: 25-Nov-2007


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009 10:42:17 AM »

Another little side note too, until you block something it will look wonky also. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

WolfDreamer
Offline Offline

Posts: 260
Joined: 07-Mar-2009

Totally off the hook


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009 04:14:29 PM »

I would add something else.  If you want the circle to remain flat,  like a coaster or hot pad,  start with 8 sc,  and then increase each round by 8.

The reason for that is the height of a normal sc doesn't equal its width,  so using six sc to start won't make a very flat circle,  add one or two sc though, and it will stay flat.

In general,  6 sc is most commonly used for making domed circles,  like for a hat shape,  or a ball  Smiley

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tia Cherry
mmm... craftalishous
Offline Offline

Posts: 321
Joined: 19-Oct-2005

A day without craft is like... Boring!


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009 02:19:37 PM »

Yes they did work out thankyou. And made wonderful xmas pressies. But I am going to try the 8sc to begin today and see how that goes cause yes i do notice they want to dome more. Thank you Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Would love to do a personal swap, Ill swap a stenciled shirt, tote or other item of clothing for something cute and crafty, hehe Smiley Just PM me.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Glittered Christmas Ornaments
How to Use a Scanner to Make Holiday Cards
How to Make a Christmas Card Scrapbook
How to Make Gingerbread Men Christmas Ornaments
How to Make Christmas Stockings with Kristin Chenoweth
Latest Blog Articles
DIY Summer
Craft Challenge 101 Announced - Stash Buster
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.