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#1 dragonlord

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

how do i stop curling



#2 FrLopLady

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

what stitch are you using?

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#3 dragonlord

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:17 AM

basic

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

Tunisian and single crochet are the curliest, they just 'do' that. There's another thread very recently addressing tunisian, for sc a border (not in sc) usually helps.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

thanks!:U

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:19 AM

Learn the purl stitch. When you start off using a few rows of purl, there is no curl. Using a larger hook will cut down on the curl too.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:23 AM

Using a larger hook will cut down on the curl too.


This is what I discovered as well. I was using way too small of a hook and when I changed to a larger hook it didn't curl nearly as bad. This is one stitch that about kills my hands. LOL I can only work on it for short spurts. :(

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for this thread. I only learned how to do Tunisian Crochet last night and noticed it was curling (so was the one on the video where I learned). Since I couldn't hear the video but only watch it, I thought I was doing something wrong.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

Taming the Curl:
1. On the foundation row, for Row 1; stitch in the back "bump" of the stitch instead of in the front. Kim G's video thru C'Ville

2. After a border is applied, it should tame the curl.

3. Loosen the tension on the first row and last row.

Hope these tips help you some as they have helped me.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 11:02 AM

Taming the Curl:
1. On the foundation row, for Row 1; stitch in the back "bump" of the stitch instead of in the front. Kim G's video thru C'Ville

2. After a border is applied, it should tame the curl.

3. Loosen the tension on the first row and last row.

Hope these tips help you some as they have helped me.



Thanks!!! Since it is my first project I am going to put a border on like suggested. If that doesn't work, then next time I will loosen my tension.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

I just learned this yesterday and I have curling too. I'm just doing the basic stitch. Making a scarf and I just plan to add a border to tame the curl.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

Taming the Curl:
1. On the foundation row, for Row 1; stitch in the back "bump" of the stitch instead of in the front. Kim G's video thru C'Ville

2. After a border is applied, it should tame the curl.

3. Loosen the tension on the first row and last row.

Hope these tips help you some as they have helped me.


This is exactly what i was going to post, about the back bump i mean :clap

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I'm a brand new member of Crochetville, from Sonoma, CA. I'm working on my first tunisian crochet project. In reading about it, they said that if you're using a natural yarn, such as wool or cotton, it will curl. Keep working on it, and block it well when finished. That should take care of it.
I surmise that after the item is washed, it would need to be re-blocked, but I don't know that for sure.