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variableenigma
« on: July 30, 2008 10:26:04 AM »

I am crocheting a summer top out of a cotton/soy blend, and I'm not sure how to finish it. I need to create straps and I was planning on lacing it up the back. I would rather not use a plain chain stitch because it is too thin and because it twists too much. I thought I read about some sort of double chain stitch, but I can't find it anywhere.

Does anyone have any ideas for a thicker chain stitch that doesn't twist so much?
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008 03:23:23 PM »

I've seen a type of foundation stitch that's like a chain plus a row of single crochet built into one. Unfortunately, I can't remember how to do it or what books I've seen it in, but it seems like the kind of thing you might need. On the other hand, it's stretchier than a plain chain stitch, so it might not work as well.

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variableenigma
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008 10:19:32 AM »

Hm. I think I may just use a ribbon or something like that.

This is the top so far:



If anyone has any more ideas, please let me know!
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CatieD
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008 04:50:08 PM »

Hi,
Have you thought of using I-cord?  I used it as straps on a bikini I made for my niece years ago and it worked well.

Of course, that was an easy option for me because I have a knitting machine and you can knit a metre of I-cord in about 2 minutes Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008 05:59:45 PM »

http://crochetme.com/tips/praise-single-crochet-foundation-row

I've used this foundation chain to start afghans.  It just might work for you.
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