A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,640
Currently Running With Scissors:
218 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Rarrgh! Please help!  (Read 1040 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
scarlet crimson sanguine rose carmine vermillion
Offline Offline

Posts: 254
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

View Profile
« on: July 08, 2005 09:39:07 PM »

Does anybody else have a problem with their crochet twisting?  Every time I try to crochet something like a scarf or anything long and linear, the whole thing twists like a spiral staircase.  I've tried easing up on my tension and going up a couple of hook sizes, but nothing seems to help.  What might I be doing wrong?  Can anybody help me?

"There's no smile of an angel without the wrath of God..."
~HIM, "Heartache Every Moment"
Offline Offline

Posts: 403
Joined: 19-Dec-2004

Knowledge is good.

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2005 06:18:53 AM »

How is it twisting?  Is it turning on itself, or puckering?  If it's puckering or curving inward, like the body of the crochet is smaller than the first few chains, it might be because your initial chain is too tight.  Try using two hooks, one size apart.  Use the larger for the initial chain, and the smaller for the rest of it.  As far as twisting goes, I have that problem sometimes.  After the first few rows, even though I'm crocheting it correctly, it curls up into a corkscrew.  Try stretching it flat after every row, and eventually it will lay flat, it just needs more rows to weigh it down.  Hope this helps!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4596
Joined: 23-Jan-2004

I eat seakittens.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005 07:58:18 AM »

You can purposely make a spiral by crocheting into the "back loop" of your foundation chain.  I've always found it difficult to tell the difference between any front or back loop on the foundation chain, so perhaps you're doing something like that?  In any case, it really should eventually straighten out if you keep adding rows.

Find craft patterns, supplies and humor at Lothruin.com!

Find me on Ravelry as Lothruin!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005 07:09:09 PM »

it may be the type of stitch you're doing and tension combined. when i first started, i never crocheted a few extra chains at teh end of each row so the whole thing just twisted in on itself.

again...watch your tension
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005 07:33:23 PM »

Sometimes my projects twist a bit, but it straightens out as it gets bigger.  Have you completed a scarf & it's still twisted?  Usually after a few inches mine flattens.  Sorry I can't be more help.  Good luck.

scarlet crimson sanguine rose carmine vermillion
Offline Offline

Posts: 254
Joined: 01-Apr-2005

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2005 09:17:47 AM »

Ahh, thanks!  I'll have to try some of those suggestions.  Lothruin, I think I've been doing exactly that... Heh WHOOPS! 

But yeah, they do always stay all twisty, not as tightly twisted when they're finished as the first couple rows, but still one long gentle twist...

"There's no smile of an angel without the wrath of God..."
~HIM, "Heartache Every Moment"
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: No Fail Fudge
Feed Your Pie Hole
Ah, fall!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.