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« on: October 30, 2013 09:21:59 AM »

I decided to make just a basic scarf for my mother-in-law, I chained to the length I wanted and started to double crochet. The yarn started to swirl I figured after a few rows it would straighten out but it hasn't, see...


What happened? I'm not going to tear it out because I kind of like it, although it'd be cooler if the spirals were tighter. I'd like to know so I can avoid it next time. Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013 11:30:52 AM »

Your chain stitches must have been too tight.
Next time you want to chain looser. Or use a larger crochet hook for that chain.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013 12:01:52 PM »

Ok Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013 01:22:37 PM »

... or you may have gone into the stitch twice for a couple. You can make a really cool swirly scarf if you do a double or triple crochet into each chain.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013 02:08:06 PM »

Thank you for asking this! I had the same problem using that same yarn!
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013 04:32:42 PM »

There are patterns out there (on the internet, for one place) where you can learn how to make the swirly scarf.

From the looks of your photo, I'm thinking that you either:

-added too many stitches somewhere
-changed your stitch tension (it looks like it may have went from tight to loose)
-or a combination of both of the above

Good luck!  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013 02:51:54 PM »

Thanks for the feed back everybody. I found some swirly scarf patterns I want to try, but this wasn't supposed to swirl. Smiley It's ok, I kept it and will try again for mom-in-law.
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