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« on: April 05, 2010 04:31:57 PM »

I just completed by first crochet flower...thingy!!:


Pattern from this link:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040208083935/http://www.spatulagraphics.com/krochet/patterns/flwrcstr.html
And inspired by this discussion:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343176.0

Only the flower doesn't look right, the petals (bottom, your left of photo) are uneven/squished.  What went wrong?  Or what causes this so I can fix it!  
Thank you

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010 05:07:32 PM »

It seems that you've missed one dc on the second bow and I think you've skipped one too much between the4th and 5th bow. I'd check that.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010 07:03:46 PM »

That's what I was just going to suggest! Whenever I make flower shapes I usually end up taking out the petal row at least once because I haven't counted right! I do it every time.... by putting even one stitch extra in between where your dc's go it can make the last "petal" come out a little wonky!

Otherwise it looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010 09:24:27 PM »

Usually on flowers and doilies, the count has to come out right at each row.  Sometimes I don't do a count, and it messes up the last rows.

This is a pretty flower!!  I love the blue you used.  Awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010 12:54:04 AM »

It is a bit hard to see but it looks to me as if you placed the Dc's of the squished petal into the wrong space inthe previous row. I am saying that because of the angle of the dc's of that petal is different to those of the other petals - they seem to point to the side not down towards the centre of the flower.
It is very easy to do - especially at the last row when one gets a little bit excited about it being finished Wink. Even after 40odd years of crocheting I still find myself doing things like that and having to frog.

Otherwise the flower looks fantastic! I love the color especially - it reminds me of spring and sunshine and good long summer days!
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tasty_graffiti
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2010 08:18:17 AM »

Drat!  Ya... that larger hole should have been a clue >.<
Thank you everyone!  This has been a repetitive mistake for me, so thank you for the guidance!

kiewiet and momcueller: It's funny, the flower's yarn is actually a deep neon purple!  my camera doesn't pick up purple very well for some reason.  But non the less, the picture's color is very pretty! hahaha
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