Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crochet Help

This is a short post with a little plea for help.  I'm determined to learn crochet in 2012 and so I'm trying to do this first project of making a little cozy for my phone.  It's double crochet every row.  Can anyone tell me why my edges are scalloped looking?  Am I doing the first double stitch across in the wrong hole?  Is it just because I'm a novice and I'm not getting the tension right?  It's not supposed to have that scallop look on the edges,right?  Anyone have advice for me on what's going wrong? 

13 comments:

Ascension said...

Hola Kim
Siento no poder ayudarte yo soy muy torpe con el punto.
Seguro que alguna compañera sabra darte indicaciones.
besitos ascension

Cate and David said...

I think that looks right, actually...it's like when knitting a square in garter stitch, every other line is 'in' a bit...but I could be full of beans too. :) Have you joined ravelry yet? It has become the digital home of my playing with yarn and I've learned so much there - and on youtube too, of course. :D If you join there, look me up! (username soletluna) ;)

Eileen Bergen said...

I haven't crocheted in a while, but I think Cate is correct and your work looks fine.

I'm going to send a friend who is expert at crochet to take a look. Shaaron can give you a definitive answer I'm sure.

MiniKat said...

It looks perfectly normal. When you wash and block it, the edges will straighten out.

dale's dreams said...

Ah, this I know. When you get to the end and have done your last stitch, make another, before you turn around. That will give you nice even edges and also make sure you haven't missed any at the edge.

Hope this helps you out, Kim.

You can also find a lot of great tutorials on youtube, or so I have heard. :)

Shaaron said...

Hi Kim:
Email me at shaaronac@yahoo.com and I will go over this with you. I think it is an easy fix.

Unusual Girl Studios said...

I know exactly what you are doing wrong! Its like this- stitch, sip of wine, stitch, sip of wine, stitch.....and so on and so forth.

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

I wish I could help.

Jill said...

Oh, how I wish I knew how to help you with this. Unfortunately, in my attempts to crochet (and knit) my squares turn into triangles. Yep. That's my skill level. I do love what you're creating though. Your stitches are so even and pretty. Also-- I've been wanting to tell you how much I love the art in your lifebook. I love your style and envy your ability to create such a beautiful face!
Hugs,
Jill

Lyssa said...

Yea for learning to crotchet! Practice, practice, practice. Use markers (little plastic rings) and count your stitches. Plus, maintain a steady tension....those three things keep everything from going kerphlooey. :)

Lirael said...

Have you figured it out yet?
I saw Shaaron was willing to help, but I'd love to explain some things for you too ;)

Cinderella Moments said...

The good thing is that is is a small project. So even if you have to start over it's not so bad. It's a cute idea. Your phone will be so warm and cozy!
xoxo
Caroline

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Hey Kim,
Have you tried You Tube for instructions. You'd be able to see how it's done and see what you're not doing. Wish I could help, I'm more of a knitter than crocheter. I here there are wonderful videos on how to knit, so I would think there would be some on crocheting. Good luck and I can't wait to see what you do.