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« on: January 18, 2009 05:52:49 AM »

I'm making some hats where I'm crocheting a rectangle and joining as I go, and gathering it at the top.

Is there any way I can disguise the joining line other than crocheting in the round? I'm using FP/BP DC if that makes any difference.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2009 12:43:55 PM »

Not that I can think of because even in the round there's a join line. The only way to eliminate it completely is to work in a spiral (not joining the rounds).

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 04:14:03 PM »

Here is a great trick that I do when making something like that...
Instead of doing a chain to get to the next round and then making your stitch in the next stitch try doing a chain 3, sc in the 2nd chain from hook to form a mock dc - that is if it is a dc you are doing in the round - it will hide it like nobody's business.
I learned that from an old 1960's magazine Wink and it still works although it seems to be a lost memory for us younger crocheters - okay, not that I am young but I was not taught to do that!

You can adjust the same concept for doing a tr.
I have not tried any variations for hiding a sc.

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 10:48:22 PM »

Ooh! I've got this one! I hate obvious joins, but I love the look of fp and bp double crochet so I figured out a way to hide the joins when joining to a fpdc stitch.
You slip around the fpdc stitch (around the post) then ch 2, next you fpdc down into the same fpdc that you slipped to, so that the stitch now has a ch 2 and a fpdc coming up from it. The ch 2 is pushed to the back of the work so you can't see it, and you don't count it as a stitch, it's just there so the fpdc can be the right height. Then you just continue as usual. This makes a much better join than a ch 2, which looks wimpy and deflated compared to a fpdc stitch.

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