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« on: November 20, 2011 12:33:04 PM »

i made this blanket for my niece, this is the first blanket ive every made...decided to wash it before i sent it and this is what happened...is there any way to fix it??? Sad Sad Sad i am so sad Sad



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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011 01:17:01 PM »

Oh gods, I'm so sorry for you...The only thing I can think of to fix this is to cut out the rest of the tangled white, recrochet it up to the lighter purple where it pulled out, and carefully stitch it back together and double and triple check all your knots. I know the last time this happened to me, I had to tear the whole thing out, but due to the blanket's contruction, you might be able to fix it up without too many problems.
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011 03:06:04 PM »

Oh, no! Sad  I'm no crocheter, but stopping by to say good luck!  What a sweet present!
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011 04:30:58 PM »

First - did you start at the center and work your way out, all in one piece? That's what it looks like and if it is, then if it were me I would rip it out down to the unraveled part and redo it. I know that would take a long time, but I'm not good with just patching spots, which I think is what ashgraykitsune is suggesting, so if you are - go for it, it will probably take less time than my way.

I don't know if that's any help so I'll try offering a couple of positive thoughts. First, now you can tell your niece not to wash it that way (it was machine-washed, yes? It looks like it got caught on something and it's so lacy I think that could happen again). And second - I am amazed that this is just your first blanket. It's just beautiful, even with the missing part.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011 05:20:04 PM »

OK, I think what happened is that you didn't weave your ends in.  The biggest mistake as a new crocheter you can make isnot weaving in your ends.  I did it and have ruined a few blankets that way too.  you have to leave the end at least 6" or more (I do more) then get a yarn needle and weave that end back and forth through your stitches to hold it in place.  When you just knot the ends and cut they unravel like yours did.  As for repairing it, I have heard of ways to just crochet up the unraveled pieces then reattaching them, but I have no clue how you would do that, I would also say to just rip it down to where its unraveled and do it over, ESPECIALLY if your other ends were also just cut and not woven in, cuz it will just happen there again too.  Sorry about all your hard work, it looks like you did a beautiful job for your first blanket anyways.
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kimadagem
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011 05:34:09 PM »

There is also a way to crochet the ends in as you go along; I use it a lot. I have to admit, it works better with denser patterns though; yours is fairly open so the ends might show more, which wouldn't be good. But when you get a bit more experience it might be worth trying on the less lacy patterns.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2011 08:38:10 PM »

There is also a way to crochet the ends in as you go along; I use it a lot. I have to admit, it works better with denser patterns though; yours is fairly open so the ends might show more, which wouldn't be good. But when you get a bit more experience it might be worth trying on the less lacy patterns.

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I do that too but mostly with amis where the ends hide easier.  With this I think she'd have to weave the ends IN the stitches instead cuz like you said its too open.
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