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RedDragon
« on: October 29, 2008 09:31:03 PM »

Hello all,
so I am very much in love with the Seamed Mittens featured in the Fall 2008 edition of Interweave Crochet, and want to make a pair for my best friend for Christmas.  I consider myself an experienced crocheter (at least fairly), yet I'm having the -worst- time with this pattern.  I don't want to break any copyright rules by posting the pattern, but here are the first three rows:
Base row: Chain 44.  Dc in fourth chain from hook, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch*, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog; rep from * to *, dc2tog 2 times, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first sc, dc in next sc, *[ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] three times*, ch 1, sk next sc, 3 dc in next sc; rep from * to *, ch 1, sk next sc, dc3tog over next 5 sts by leaving one st unworked between each dc, sk next sc; rep from * to *, ch 1, sk next sc, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, rep from * to *, ch 1, sk next sc, dc2tog skipping 1 sc bet. next dc, turn, 41 sts.

My problem seems to be twofold: first, it seems like there are too many stitches in the initial chain.  When I work the row, I end up with one extra every time.  I've tried several ways of fixing it (dropping a stitch, starting in the 5th ch from hook rather than the 4th).  The other problem that arises is that at the end of row 2, I once again end up one stitch short - even though I'll have 41 stitches.  I've played with it several times, and even e-mailed Interweave Crochet about it, but they haven't gotten back to me.  Anyone here have any suggestions on how to make it right, or what I might be doing wrong?  Any help at all is greatly appreciated - I'm at my wit's end to think of what I'm doing wrong. Huh
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008 06:41:54 AM »

Quote from: RedDragon
Base row: Chain 44.  Dc in fourth chain from hook, dc2tog, *dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch*, dc2tog, dc3tog, dc2tog; rep from * to *, dc2tog 2 times, turn.

This row will work out fine, according to my counting, if you start by chaining 43 rather than 44.  I counted through it a number of times and I think that will work.

Try that and if it works out maybe row 2 will also.  If not, post here again and I'll see if I can help you out more.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008 07:58:15 AM »

Homerof2,
Thanks so much for being willing to help!  I've tried it with using a chain of 43, and that does make the initial row come out correct.  The problem is that the second row then ends up with an extra stitch somehow.  I'm wondering if maybe there is an unnecessary stitch in the initial row?  Maybe that first dc?  I might try dropping it and seeing how that turns out.  Let me know if you have any other suggestions.
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