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« on: November 12, 2013 02:11:10 PM »

I've tried two different round dishcloth patterns and both have turned out half the size of what the are supposed to be. I've tried changing my hooks, one has a gauge which I followed, the other didn't have a gauge. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but it's very frustrating. Could any one give me some tips as to what's going on?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013 02:26:25 PM »

Are you mixing up your doubles and triples? If I want to make a smaller pattern I'll use doubles, but usually use triples.
Other things, as you note, can be hook size and wool etc.
Hopefully they're small and not much work so when they end up the wrong size it isn't too much work to redo them!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013 03:28:21 PM »

I don't think so the abbreviation key says double crochet. The finished project is supposed to be 8 inches, but they're turning out 4 inches.
Do you think I could do the last round a couple times to get the desired size?
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013 09:46:17 AM »

Are you sure that the pattern is in US English, and not British English? Double crochet is US terms equals triple crochet in British terms.


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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013 11:57:06 AM »

Are you sure that the pattern is in US English, and not British English? Double crochet is US terms equals triple crochet in British terms.

I assumed it was in US term, but neither pattern specifies if it's US or British. Maybe I'll give it a shot using the triple crochet and see if it turns out. Thanks!
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