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« on: August 18, 2008 05:11:14 AM »

So I learned how to crochet at camp this year.  I love it because it is so much more free-form.  Howeevr and i go along sometimes my square pieces turn into well, triangles! my stitch size keeps changing.  Any help?

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008 06:10:25 AM »

There's a few reasons that happens.
One is that you're not counting your stitches every row, so you're either increasing or decreasing.
And for the stitch size changing, you need to keep your tension the same. Make sure that when you pull the hook through the loop, that the loop is relatively the same size as the hook. You don't want a huge hook otherwise you'll have a huge stitch. And likewise, you don't want a tiny loop. Or else you won't be able to pull the hook through and you'll end up with a tiny loop.

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008 06:22:03 AM »

You might be putting in an extra stitch at the beginning of the rows - or at the end in the ch2 turn around...  that is usually the biggest culprit with growing crochet...

Give it time and remember that frogs are your friends (ripit ripit ripit)
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