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« on: December 08, 2007 08:21:30 AM »

i just picked up Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker yesterday and i've just learned the single crochet. i've decided to go ahead and just make a scarf. i chained a bunch, and i've started the next row, but i notice it is kind of spiraling as i go along. will it straighten itself out, or will i need to block it?

(note: i've been knitting for a few years, and i'm kind of worried that this is kind of like Stockinette stitch that curls no matter what you do to it. lol. put my mind at ease!!)
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007 08:25:24 AM »

It will certainly straighten out. One problem you might be having is that youve done your chain too tight and your sc too losely. A good idea is to chain with a hook size up and then switch to your normal hook.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007 04:55:43 PM »

I've found using a foundation row incredibly helpful. 

Check out this link from the Crochet Me website.

http://crochetme.com/tips/praise-single-crochet-foundation-row
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 03:54:53 AM »

It will definitely straighten out.  I have that problem with my granny squares turning in on the last row, but it all works itself out.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 10:49:32 AM »

Oh and on top of all the other advice you can block a finished crochet piece just like knitting so If all else fails blocking is great!
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2008 05:43:56 PM »

as long as you can flatten it out with your fingers it should be fine once you get a couple more rows.  If it seems like it's twisting or flaring out even when you stretch it out, it might be best just to start over if you've only done a little.
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