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#1 Chrissypa

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:24 AM

Hello, I am doing aggie may's round ripple. It is coming out beautifully all but the ch-3. I think it really stands out and looks sloppy. Can anyone give me any pointers to make it look better? I am almost half way. I can attach a picture but not until about 12am tonight because I have to go to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:32 PM

I wish I could really help you I know mine look sloopy sometimes too. I just try and make them as tight as possible.? I hope someone else can answer you. Good Luck!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

when you joined in the top of the chain did you slip stitch in the next stitch? Or maybe that was a different pattern that I used. Just a suggestion.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:16 PM

Although this talks about making a tube, the effect is still the same. It is about how and where you work a slip stitch to join

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:22 PM

:cheerAre you SL STing into the top of the Chain or into the space created by it?

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.
http://s20.photobuck...nt=100_0866.jpg
This should take you to my album where you can see the picture bigger.

[IMG]http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/Aggie2may/th_100_0866.jpg[/IMG]

Let me know it they help.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:19 PM

Thank You! I will try that. Here is the pictures. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/Chrissypa/DSCF0657.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/Chrissypa/DSCF0654.jpg[/IMG]

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:23 PM

So sorry about the big pics! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:01 AM

:cheerCan you PM me the larger picture and I help you work out what you have missed in the pattern.

Have fun.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:29 AM

My next question? Would you frog it? I am seriously thinking of doing that! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

Hi Chrissy. I am sure Colleen will be able to give you all the info you need to cure the problem:cheer

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.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:39 PM

I frogged it down to row 2. I am on row 6 and it already looks better. I am using bernat softee baby. Mint, pale blue and lemon. I am going like this. 6 mint green, and then 3 blue, 3 lemon then 3 green and so forth. Thanks for the complement! I didn't know how it would look so I took a chance and I am really liked it so far. I will post this next one when I get the same number of rows and see if you think it is better. Thanks again! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:47 AM

:cheerYou really will not be sorry that you took it back to start again.
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.
Have fun.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:09 AM

Thanks so much! I should be able to finish it tonight and I will post a picture. Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:20 AM

Hi

I have the same issue. Can you please tell me how to correct the problem? Thanks

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:41 AM

I chain 3 instead of 2 when that happens otherwise I get that bump. If it works it works and I just do what works! :D

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:47 PM

Mine still isn't perfect but I keep trying and can't get it perfect. I don't know if I am gonna do another ripple (even though I love them) because of it. I am gonna finish this one tonight and I will post a pic. I think another problem I am having is the changing colors right at the chain 3. For some reason I can't get it right. I tried to do it in the last DC in the row but I just can't seem to make it look right. Oh well, Thanks for all the help! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:46 PM

:cheerYou do not need perfect.:cheer

:lolPerfect is made in a factory by a Robot.:lol

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.

Have fun.
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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.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:48 PM

Colleen, Thanks so much! I will try that on the next round! You have been a tremendous help! Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 11:59 AM

I have 5 rows to go yet (I didn't realize how long the last rows take)and then the border. I have to work tonight so I won't be home until midnight. I have to work the next 5 days so I will try to get it done over the weekend and post it. Hugs, Chrissy

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:40 PM

that is the way mine look when I make them, I will try to do it the way colleen said and see if that helps mine. I am glad to see that big picture.
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