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Topic: Crochet Newbie - unintentional scalloped edges...  (Read 1093 times)
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« on: September 30, 2004 11:38:56 AM »

I just learned to crochet and so I've been crocheting a long scarf shaped piece since.

It's looking quite good now I've got the hang of it except the edges aren't straight as they would be for knitting. Instead they have a sort of scalloped look to them. It almost looks like it's planned as it's so regular/repeating.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong that's making this happening? I'm guessing it's something to do with the number of chains I'm doing at the end of a row before turning?  Any advice?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004 12:04:17 PM »

It sounds like your turning chain is either too long, or that maybe you're making the 1st crochet stitch of each new row into the wrong place. Hmm... In this thread https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=78;topic=13906.4#msg112704, someone posted a link to a bunch of pictures that show how to make your edges even. Maybe that will help? I hope so!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004 07:25:17 AM »

Here's a great site for you to go to.  They even have videos to show you different stitches.  I'm not sure how to make this a link so you'll have to copy and paste the address below.  Enjoy!

« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004 07:55:17 AM »

Hey, I used to do that!  I think I finally decided that it was a case of making the chains at the end of each row to begin each row, but not counting that chain as the first stitch on the other side. 

As crochet edge problems go, it's a good one to have!  I had people compliment me on the cool scalloped edges on my scarves and things ...

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