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Topic: What does this means: multiple of 3 plus 1... (ex. 21 + 1 = 22 ?) ?  (Read 1882 times)
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« on: December 06, 2008 08:11:13 AM »

I was just wondering... when a pattern says:
Multiple of 3 plus 1... Does this means that you chain or crochet your stitches until they
are 3,6,,9,12,15,18,21,etc... and then I add 1 more stitch to that ? So 21 + 1 = 22 ?

So the amount of stitches be it chains, sc, hdc, dc, etc... should be a number that could be divided by 3... right ?  And then I will add only one more stitch to that ... right.. wrong ?

I'm a little confuse here  Undecided !

I will really appreciate all the help  Smiley !
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2008 08:13:31 AM »

wow, im totally confused too.  Ive never had a pattern written like that. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008 06:27:57 PM »

What do you mean by adding a border to a hat?  Do you want the crochet stitching to be vertical, or are you talking about something like adding a brim that sticks out horizontally?

As to the original question, you are right.  "Multiple of 3 +1" does mean what you think it does.  21+1, or 9+1, etc.  Usually the "+1" is all about the turning chain. So, the "multiples" part is what is needed to make whatever stitch pattern you're making, and the "+1" is just the turning chain at the beginning.  In fact, "+1" is probably the most likely number because it suggests a sc turning chain, and a sc turning chain doesn't typically count towards the stitch count.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2008 04:19:38 AM »

Hmm... well, if you're adding it to a crocheted hat, you probably shouldn't need to do any increases... it depends on the border you're adding, though.

If it's not a crocheted hat, well... I'd be tempted to measure around the hat, make the edging separately, then sew it on.  Maybe someone else can weigh in on this one. ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2008 10:57:13 AM »

I was just wondering... when a pattern says:
Multiple of 3 plus 1... Does this means that you chain or crochet your stitches until they
are 3,6,,9,12,15,18,21,etc... and then I add 1 more stitch to that ? So 21 + 1 = 22 ?

Yes! The Soft Waves ripple stitch blanket has a similar structure - you can make it as wide as you want, but for the pattern to work it has to be in multiples of x, or whatever. The +1 is to usually to give you a turning chain, or something similar.

To add a border, you'd just need to make sure that the stitches in your hat is divisible by the stitches in your border pattern is in (say you've got a pattern that repeats every four stitches - if you have forty stitches in your hat, you're all set!). Otherwise, you might need to figure out the math (like add another stitch in between each iteration of the pattern to make five stitches/pattern repeat if your hat has, say, 35 stitches).
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008 12:15:34 PM »

i was confused by this too....I have seen a few patterns written like this, i usually skip those patterns!

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