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#1 TeriMcc

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:21 AM

I have crocheted in single crochet a graphgan that is 13 x 18 inches. I single crocheted around the outside and now want to use double crochet around the outside to make the afghan about 36 inches wide. My question is: how many stitches do I need to put in the corner in order for it to lie flat and as it gets larger do I need to increase the number of stitches I put in the corner? :think
Please help if you can.
Thanks, Teri

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:31 AM

I would put 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc. in order to make it "turn" the corner. That's just one way, I'm sure there are others.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 06:45 AM

Just try a corner and see...
play with it a bit and see what you like. When you get one corner the way you want it, just do the others the same way.

One of the great things about crochet is that you can take it out and try again so easily.
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#4 TeriMcc

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:01 AM

Thank you for your quick response!
I'm going to try your suggestion Cherokee2. I think that will work well.
Teri

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:04 AM

To keep a rather solid look with dc I tend to work [2dc, ch1, 2dc] in the corners.

I have found that too many (of those fat :eek) DC along a row (and around the corner) can get things to ruffling and I hate that after doing so much work on a ghan.

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#6 TeriMcc

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:22 AM

That's what's happening to me darski! The top and botton look fine but the sides look like I've put too many double crochet in. I put one double crochet for every row of single crochet. I just figured it had something to do with the single crochet going back and forth and the double crochet going around the whole afghan.
Thanks for your response.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

TeriMcc, this is just what I do and what I've found over the years to work for me. When I start the edging on an afghan, I like to first do a round of sc's and this sorta makes it flat around the edges (and FAST to rip out and re-do if necessary) before I do DC's or any other decorative crocheting. It also gives you a good straight basis or foundation for the next row of stitches. Hope that helps. :hook
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:41 PM

I make baby afghans in sc. I have foun d that when doing the sides I do a sc in 3 rows and then skip a row. It seems to lay flatter. Also if you are doing many rows of dc for the edge, turn at the end of each round.
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#9 TeriMcc

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:20 PM

Sprtsbear - that sounds like it will work better for what I'm doing. I'm going to rip out what I've done and try your suggestion.
The corner suggestions others have mentioned sound like they will work too.
Thanks everyone for your help!
Teri

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:36 PM

Try 5 dc in the corner. It's really pretty.

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