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Topic: why doesn't my scarf have a straight edge?  (Read 1129 times)
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« on: August 20, 2005 03:07:44 PM »


i decided to teach myself how to crochet (though oddly i got the directions for chain stitches and single crochet from a knitting book) & since i always wanted a crocheted scarf, i thought i'd try my hand on that.

i'm just curious if anyone can tell me if it looks correct (i'm just kinda winging it with single crochet).  it looks rounded at the ends & i didn't know if that's normal or not.  i created an extra chain stitch at the beginning of the row, but it still looks all roundy.   Huh
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 05:47:01 PM »

I would say keep working on it like you are doing.  Things look very different after you block them.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005 06:55:00 PM »

I've found that my crocheted things start out kind of bendy like in your pictures, but after I work some more rows, it becomes straighter. I think you should just keep crocheting and see if the same happens for you.

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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005 07:02:54 PM »

that looks like the same problem i had when i started crocheting.  you're probably making your stitches tighter so even though you have the same number of stitches, they're smaller, so it scrunches is. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2005 08:12:39 AM »

 Yeah, try to keep your stitch tightness or looseness the same throughout the whole piece. I was making slippers the other day that starting doing that, I called my mom and she said my stitches weren't the same throughout and caused it to arch or bow.
 Hope this helps,
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2005 06:39:47 PM »

I would say keep working on it like you are doing.  Things look very different after you block them.

What's blocking and how do you do it? I have the same weird edge problem and, although I'm doing everything right, the slight zig-zag bothers me.
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