Help with join in top of chain 3
Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:24 AM
Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:50 PM
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:22 PM
You know how you work into a CH when working a foundation row in a normal pattern? Well, the top of the CH is the same as that, just on its side.
Just put the hook into the place below the top two loops and above the bottom one.
Here is a link to a couple of pictures I took to show you what I mean.
This should take you to my album where you can see the picture bigger.
Let me know it they help.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:03 PM
I like the colors you are using and to me, it looks great overall, the rest of the stitches are nice and even. The ch3 does kind of stand out and yeah if it were me I would probably rip out and start over. If it is bothering you now it will always bother you.
I have found that sometimes I need to make ch2 instead of ch3 to make the ch fit in with the dc...depends on tension, yarn, and what the pattern is, I think. So that is just a thought for future reference.
Do have fun with it!
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:39 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:47 AM
Some things end up bugging you so much you just have to.
I am certainly not a perfectionist, the exact opposite, but sometimes unravelling is the best option.
If at any stage, you miss the SL ST on the odd occasion, you can just work 2 stitches together on that group on the next row but only occasionally.
If you look closely at most of my RRs you will find lots of places where I had added in a stitch or reduced a stitch rather than unravel back to my mistake.
As long as they are not all in the same place, it is not a problem.
I love your colour scheme and have used the same in a regular ripple, when I was making a baby blanket for an unborn baby and the mum didnt find out what it was until the birth.
As I said earlier, your crocheted stitches are very even and neat so your afghan is going to look superb when you get it finished.
Looking forward to seeing the completed afghan in pictures.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:46 PM
:lolPerfect is made in a factory by a Robot.
Remember, your afghan will not generally be laid out for all to see, it will be folded, draped, snuggled under or something else so you are worrying far too much.
Anyone you give it to will be absolutely thrilled because it is so pretty.
PS, As for joining in a new colour. You cannot do it by the normal method because you are doing a SL ST after the join. I always completely break off the yarn and pull it through the last loop, as if I am completely finished, then I start off again, in the stitch I would have SL STed into. I hold both yarn tails together and hook the new colour through then do my CH3 to stand as the first stitch, then I work over both of the tails as I do the first few stitches.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:59 AM