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bshatt
« on: October 13, 2013 05:15:58 PM »

I've redone this twice and I still can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. The stitches keep getting pulled out and the pattern is looking loopy. I thought the tension was okay while I was crocheting... Should I try a different hook Huh

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xyphir
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013 12:02:51 PM »

It may be that your hook is too big. What size are you using?
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bshatt
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013 07:40:49 PM »

Thanks for the reply! I used a 3.25 mm (D) hook and size 3 crochet thread.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013 01:00:24 AM »

Aaah - I made the same mistake. I did mine with a 2.5mm hook and the thin thread-like cotton. Usually I only use wool/acrylic - big fat stuff in comparrison to the fairy-stuff I was trying.
You need to use a smaller hook, one of the teensy little steel ones. I still haven't figured out which one works best for me (I'm quite loose), but 1mm seems to be OK-ish for the little stars/flowers I try to make. It just feels like I am crochetting with a toothpick compared to the usual size 6 I heft about! Lol.
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