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« on: June 29, 2011 08:27:28 AM »

Hi, I'm making this blanket: http://thekidneybean.wordpress.com/crochet-patterns/chromium-star-blanket/ , but it's not laying flat, it's all ripply. I made one before, and it too was ripply, so for this one I'm using a bigger hook, but I still have the same problem. I have the right gauge, but it doesn't seem to help make it flat. Thanks! Also, I'm using the right size yarn. And I forgot the picture:
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011 08:50:47 AM »

I've had this happen too.  I'd try a larger hook and looser stitches, even if your gauge matches the pattern (gauge won't really matter for a blanket anyway).  The waviness is caused by too many stitches in each row, so they don't have enough space to all lay down flat, but if it's looser, there's more give.

Hope that helps- it's really annoying, and if you keep going, it only gets worse!  Embarrassed

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011 12:03:55 PM »

I don't know how you're doing on your star afghan...I've not done one like that before.  I did want to share a link to a favorite and easy ripple pattern that I've used w/good results:


It is listed in Baby Afghans section at Crochet Pattern Central.  =]

It calls for an alternate of two rows of small shells and then two rows of large shells to help it to lay flat. 

Best of luck and hope to see a finished project!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 11:33:27 AM »

I had the same issue when I was making one for a friend of mine when she was expecting. I had to keep unraveling and re-doing it a few times, because I had missed a few stitches, and had made my stitches a little too tight with a hook too small. Thankfully, I got the tension right, and things finally worked out.

Keep at it! Perfection is worth it with the finished product.

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