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Ainadaliel
« on: September 25, 2008 12:26:40 AM »

Okay, I’m sorry if this has been posted, but I’ve been searching the forums and couldn’t find it…

When you guys work on ch to do a row…where do you insert the hook? Do you insert it under the two V’s, on just the top V, or on the top V and butt? I’ve read in Debbie Stoller’s book to insert it on the two V’s, but on all the other tutorials online, they only insert it on the top V. Sad

Help, anyone? Which would make my scarf not “stretch”?
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008 06:05:03 AM »

I don't quite understand your question.  Are you asking about working your first row into the base chain?  Or every row?

What "stretch" are you trying to avoid?  Is it the general stretching that happens with crochet, or something more specific?
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008 08:19:21 PM »

I don't quite understand your question.  Are you asking about working your first row into the base chain?  Or every row?

What "stretch" are you trying to avoid?  Is it the general stretching that happens with crochet, or something more specific?

The first row into the base chain Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008 04:11:09 AM »

Ah, ok! 

What I like to do is to make my first row in the "bump" on the back of the base chain.  It can be a bit tricky, but it's worth it if you're going to see that edge in your final product because it leaves a nice line of V's that matches your last row.

When I first started crocheting I made the first row into one of the loops in the V, but I wasn't happy with it.  Then I read somewhere that you're supposed to go through both loops of the V.  I find that to be a big pain to do. lol

I just recently saw a youtube video where they went through the back bump, and have been doing it that way ever since.

Which ever you choose, it's almost certainly going to take you longer to do your first row than any of the others.

One thing you can do to make it a bit easier is to not make your base chain too tight.  I know lots of people avoid this problem by using a slightly bigger hook for the base chain, then switch to the right size for the rest of the project.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008 04:38:21 AM »

One thing you can do to make it a bit easier is to not make your base chain too tight.  I know lots of people avoid this problem by using a slightly bigger hook for the base chain, then switch to the right size for the rest of the project.

That's exactly what I did! LOL! Used a G hook for the base ch, then switched to an F hook for the dcs Cheesy

Thanks sooo much. Smiley
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