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« on: October 18, 2005 04:12:16 AM »

i've made this new hat using a modified pattern from what i usually use (normally sc, back loops only).

typically i work in a spiral, so i don't have the problem of joining rounds using sl st, but it doesn't work so well with dc, and with frequent colour changes (it works okay, but i don't like being able to see the buildup when you work in spirals when you change colours).  sometimes when i do a dc hat i'll run a few extra sl st along the the row to space out the problem, so that you've got one bad join every so often, rather than in one long row like here.

mainly it seems that my sl st SUCK - they don't join up properly...

Any idea of what i'm doing wrong?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2005 06:49:24 AM »

sorry, i'm confused  Huh why aren't you doing it in a spiral? is it because of the color change when you do dc it shows? can you post what that looks like?
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005 09:17:58 AM »

I have the same problem as you do. I can't seem to get the join to look right. I'm hoping that you are going to get some good advice
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005 05:14:22 AM »

The problem is the chain 3 that patterns usually tell you to do.  It always leaves that nasty gap and most people are just okay with it and chalk it up to being "just crocheted"...

Try making your hat again and instead of the chain 3 at the start of each row, try a chain 2, sc in 2nd chain from hook.  It makes a stitch more looking like a dc and not a lousey skinny row of chains.  Your stuff will look a lot nicer.
Also if you are making just rows like in a blanket or something, it will not have that wiggly edge like most things have.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005 06:12:17 PM »

deb - i could kiss you - but i haven't tried it your suggestion yet and computer to computer kissing just isn't that nice...

what you've suggested sounds like it will work...i'm taking a little break from crochet right now (finishing up building a darkroom instead).  but when i get back into it, probably next week, i'll report back.

thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2005 04:04:26 AM »

I use that a lot when I crochet - it was something from out of an old magazine or book or something - it made sense and does look a lot better.  You can still tell where your rounds start - but you have to look a lot harder to find it.

I can take a pic of something I made using that technique... okay... when the sun comes up and my kids are awake, I will get the digital out and takea pic for you to see.  I have suggested this several times to others.  Nobody has ever told me if it worked for them like it did for me.  It really does make for a better finished product.

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