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« on: September 01, 2010 08:21:48 PM »

I'm currently working on a purse, and since I wanted to put a design on it I am doing a graph in single crochet. However, my letters came out funny:



See the gaps where I overlapped the green? I don't know how to sharpen up the edges so you can actually read it! (I'd really rather not frog the whole thing and do it over.) I had a thought about embroidering around the edges with thread, but I'm not sure how that would look . . .
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010 10:52:33 PM »

If you're patient with this thing.. you can easily make it work.

Next time you make something with a graph- you may want to consider changing the way you change colors. that's your first problem. But like I said, this is fixable.

Go to this website to see how to properly switch colors: http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/join-new-yarn.htm

I think you should be able to embroider the edges with the same color of light blue you originally used. Play around with it a little- you can always take it out. you may need way fewer stitches than you are imagining. Soemtimes, it also works just to go over the green parts with the light blue- so just stitch over the green you dont' like -but try to keep the stitches consistent with the flow of the crochet stitches.

This is definitely do-able, and if you're not happy with it, just think of it like an old school pixelated word! It's still really good, it looks like!

Great job! I'd love to see the end product.
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010 02:34:20 PM »

I did use that method of changing colors (that is, pull up a loop for an SC, switch colors and finish the stitch), but for some reason my wrong-side rows come out looking funny. :/

Thanks for the help though, I will try just filling in the green parts and see how that looks. Smiley
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