A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 296,380
Currently Running With Scissors:
575 Guests and 10 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: problem with rows getting shorter  (Read 639 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
OriginalKat
« on: October 02, 2008 04:04:54 PM »

Hi,
I'm trying to crochet a scarf. I started out with 23 stitches in the first row by the 8th row i only had 13. i don't know which stitch i was missing. help!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommycrochets
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008 04:12:10 PM »

What stitch are you using? maybe try counting stitches after every row to make sure you got them all.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
OriginalKat
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2008 04:16:48 PM »

I'm using hdc from this pattern I'm following. http://happyyellowhouse.com/htm/colorblock.html
It says to skip the first hdc.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mommycrochets
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2008 04:46:36 PM »

OK Are you chaining 2 before turning? and it says you will have 21 stitches
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Homerof2
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6101
Joined: 19-Jan-2006


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2008 04:48:07 PM »

Row 1 does have 23 stitches but at the end of row 2, you should only have 21 stitches and that should continue to be your count.

These are the instructions:

Row 1: With Coffee, ch 23.  Hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn (21 hdc)

Rows 2-15: Skip first hdc, hdc in next hdc and in each hdc across, ch 2, turn,


It looks like they are using the ch 2 from the end of each row for the first hdc on the next round (that's why they say to skip the first hdc.)  So if you count that as the first hdc and then do a hdc in each one from the previous round, you should end up with 21 hdc.  Remember, when you get to the end of one row, you have to put a hdc in the ch 2 from the previous round (since it's a stitch.)

It sounds like you are missing the hdc in the ch 2 - if you skipped that, you would end up with 13 stitches by the end of round 8.

Hope that helps!
« Last Edit: October 02, 2008 04:48:55 PM by Homerof2 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

OriginalKat
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2008 06:20:55 PM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley I get it now. Yes, I meant 21. I was thinking of the 23 chain. I am chaining two before turning. I thought it meant don't hdc in the first stitch after turning, so I was skipping that. I thought it was strange to skip that every time. hehe
THIS ROCKS   Logged
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
Learn the Trick to Getting Clump-Free Mascara
How To Wear It: Breezy Jumpsuits
Dress Your Little Man Like Kingston Rossdale for Less
Isabel Toledo Puts Her Fashion Focus on the Plus-Size World
Trend Report - Slits
Latest Blog Articles
July 8, 2014 Featured Projects
How to Make Summer Treats
July is National Blueberry Month

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.