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« on: September 10, 2012 01:00:31 PM »


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Hi! So, I'm crocheting something rather large and that I've never seen before so I thought I'd write out the pattern as I go...Well, I thought the math would be simpler once I got to the point I needed to change what I was doing but I was wrong...Lemme show you what I've done so far:
ch 3
sc 6 - 6
2sc in each - 12
sc 2sc -
sc2 2sc -
sc3 2sc -
sc4 2sc -
sc5 2sc -
sc6 2sc -
sc7 2sc -
sc8 2sc -
sc9 2sc -
sc10 2sc -
sc11 2sc -
sc12 2sc -
sc13 2sc -
sc14 2sc -
sc15 2sc -
sc round for 21 -
Okay, now I'm trying to figure out how it increases with each round...I've always been hopeless at math so I have no idea why I thought this would be any different! Can anyone help me get started with the next round by telling me how it goes? :/
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012 01:20:35 PM »

Generally speaking, when making a flat circle using sc, you do 6 increases on each round, which means that the number of stitches in each of the rounds increases by 6.  (So, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36...)

Your pattern appears to do exactly that.

I will point out, though, if you work the pattern as you have written it, you will end up with a hexagon rather than a circle.  If it's a circle you're after, you need to move the increases so that they aren't worked into the increases of the previous rounds (but are still evenly spaced).
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012 06:32:52 PM »

Thanks so much! It seems I have the math right then...With where I am now, I have 102 stitches in the current rnd.  So, I need to start gradually decreasing...Do I decrease 2 stitches or just one dec each time? I'm so sorry about asking this, I just want it to be perfect!
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2012 03:48:00 AM »

That I'm not sure - it depends on the shape you're aiming for.

If you want to reverse what you had before, I think you need 6 sc2tog decreases in each round.  If you're going for a different shape, well, I imagine that fewer decreases would tend to make a bit of a cone shape and extra decreases would perhaps create an indent.

I don't work in 3D much, though.
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