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From: sewerzzzzzz
Date: 02-04-2006, 11:18 AM (1 of 2)
I'm trying to make a hat.

I did 1 row of double crochet (I think/hope?) and it's starting to curl so I read about crochet in the round and found this little tidbit:

If a round piece of crochet is starting to ripple (also called buckling), then there are too many ‘increasing’ stitches. You should ‘rip out’ a few rows, and reduce the number of increase stitches that you had used previously

First I chained 6 and joined the chain with a sl st. Then I chained 3 and did about 8 double crochet into the ring.

What do they mean by increasing stitches? Is that the same as chaining 3 to do the double crochet?
User: sewerzzzzzz
Member since: 02-27-2005
Total posts: 81
From: DorothyL
Date: 02-04-2006, 12:34 PM (2 of 2)
Increasing is usually when you make two stitches in one to make the piece get a little bigger around. You haven't done it yet with just one row. Now if you make two doubles in one of those in the ring you will have increased a stitch because you will have nine. If you don't increase you will get a tube rather than something that will lay flat.
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