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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 10:24am

how to do the double crochet. It is rather simple to do but I think I am doing something wrong. In my handy "I taught myself to crochet" book it tells me that after I get my first row on to work one double crochet in the 2nd stitch of previous row. I know on the single you work it in the 1st stitch...anywho...when I do this on each side I have a rather big "hole". Am I doing something wrong?!?! How can something so simple be so hard! LOL!

Thanks!
Kel

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 11:39am

In my handy "I taught myself to crochet" book it tells me that after I get my first row on to work one double crochet in the 2nd stitch of previous row. I know on the single you work it in the 1st stitch...anywho...when I do this on each side I have a rather big "hole". Am I doing something wrong?!?! How can something so simple be so hard! LOL!


I am not sure about your pattern, but usually, it tells you to double crochet in the 3rd stitch from the hook and half double in 2nd stitch from

 

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 12:12pm

It is not a pattern really. Just a practice run I guess you could say! LOL! After you make your foundation chain it says to yarn over and insert in 4th chain from hook. then after you do that row it says to chain up three and then yarn over and insert in 2nd stitch of previous row. I do that but it leaves such a big 'hole'. I have been searching on the internet and a few sites show how to hide the hole but they just confuse me even more! LOL!

Kelly :-)

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 12:34pm
ok, a double crochet is equilivent to chain 3.

 

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 12:55pm

Kelly,

I also have the "I Taught Myself to Crochet" Book but I got it after I already taught myself. Anyway, I don't really like the wording in the book. It's not incorrect, but just has a different feel to it. I'm not sure if you've figured out how to do it but if you continue to work the instructions and do at least a 4" swatch, you should see that everything turns out just fine. For the most part, like a previous poster said, just follow the instructions and you should be ok.

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 1:04pm
What I do for that problem is instead of 'chain 3'at the end of each row, I only chain 2.
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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 3:16pm

Thanks y'all for all the info. I will try to chain 2 and see how that goes! I am just in love with this though! I have to decide at night...crochet or read Marley and Me, which by the way is a GREAT book!

Kelly

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 3:46pm
The hole is always there when I do dc as well.

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Thu, 03-09-2006 - 4:57pm

Thanks Heather! It was bothering me to no end! I kept rippin' it out and doing it over and was going nuts!!!

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Kelly

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Fri, 03-10-2006 - 8:23pm
I also agree with Heather,that the hole isnt too obvious at all. But if you are concerned maybe your tension is not tight enough, try to pull up a little of the slack as you dc in 2nd chain. HTH
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