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« on: June 07, 2010 03:26:31 PM »

Hey guys. Now, I KNOW how to crochet in the round, I've done it before... but my joins look horrible, and my "seam" always goes crooked. Is that normal?

Also, when you join, then chain (however many) for the first sitich, do i crochet in the joined stitch, or the next stitch for the next sc/dc/etc? I'm not sure... and I'm thinking thats why my joins are not straight. Hopefully that made sense as a question. Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 03:37:31 PM »

A weird seam is normal when doing rounds of sc.  You're supposed to join with the first sc, not the ch, but either way, it'll still look weird.  Most people avoid this problem by not joining, and working in spirals instead.  Use stitch markers to keep track of where you are.

In the case of all other stitches, you normally count the ch2 (ch3, etc) as a stitch, and therefore you do join with the chains and not the first whatever-kind-of-stitch-you're-doing.

I do a lot of dc in the round and find that there tends to be a gap at the join.  I avoid this by doing a no-turning-chain-dc.  Before I learned this technique, I used to alter patterns whenever possible to put the join next to a space in the pattern... it was harder to notice a "slightly bigger space than the others", if you know what I mean.


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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010 11:20:30 AM »

thanks for posting the video for this method, I had never seen it before.
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010 10:15:50 AM »

I find that my joins are pretty inconspicuous, at least when I'm working in single crochet. But to get that result, I purposely make the both the joining stitch and the chain obscenely tight.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010 06:27:06 PM »

Thanks for this thread.. I just finished a DC hat last night and I couldnt believe the size of the gaps in my join Sad I had actually come to see what I was doing wrong!!! Mine are always a bit crooked too!!


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