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  1. I recently made a graphgan using Tunisian crochet but the amount of vertical distortion present was not appealing for me. I dont have this issue when doing sc crochet graphgans. I tried to do numerous swatches with a bunch of different tensions (tight, loose, super tight, etc) but they all came out closer to rectangles when the stitch count was a 10x10 square. The photo I attached was a 34x36 graph and while I still think it looks good, I would really prefer to avoid this amount of distortion for other graphs. Does anyone have any tips or links to blogs/videos that could help explain what I'm doing wrong?
  2. Hello Everyone My name is Teena-Louise. I am from Ballwin, Missouri. I have been crocheting 3 years as a lefty. I love waffle stitch the most. I hate not being able to figure out how to add text to my waffle stitch patterns or doing graphgans in Waffle Stitch. Doesn't really help my side business goals. Recently left my job I was at part-time as a home health aide to work out of my home selling on Etsy and Facebook. Right now I only have high dollar items but researching trends and accepting custom orders as well. I love crocheting. It has got me through rough times. It helps me destress a lot. I love meeting people from my area in Saint Louis to chit chat and crochet with. Not to mention learning. I LOVE LEARNING! If there are any business owners out there I would love advice. I think everyone is great until they give me a solid reason not to. I hope to make friends on here. Ciao! I do have an Etsy shop: RoRoYourBoatCrochet and FB: Ro Ro Yo Boat Crochet (etsy totally messed up the catchiness of my business name)
  3. Hi everyone, i really need some advice, i have been practicing graphgans for a while now and i just cant seem to follow my pattern correctly, something somewhere just doesent add up and my picture looks backwards or something , when i am trying to do a graph pattern in the c2c stitch i am fine until i get to the maintenance rows and them i mess my colors up, i have no idea what i am doing wrong, does this happen to anyone else? any advice will be greatly appreciated thanks
  4. I am new to crocheting. I have only been crocheting since January of this year (2016). I started crocheting as a way to keep my mind active and off my oldest being gone and in the Navy and not being home during the day to do things together or on the rare night off, a girls night out! You see, in boot camp, they can't write home for 3 weeks!!! My first project was a baby blanket in c2c to learn stitches and then in March, I jumped into designing and starting this graphgan in April. It is 180 stitches wide and 270 tall. I am using HDC for the red letters and for the blanket in general. I rounded the anchor to "set it off" from the rest of the blanket, and will do the yellow/gold in front post stitch to "set it off" as well. For the border I'm thinking will be double crochet all the way around, in navy, and then I will crochet 2 strands of the gold together and weave them through the double crocheted navy every 2 stitches, maybe even add a single stitch of gold around the double crocheted navy. The first picture is the graphgan patter I designed myself for my daughter. I wanted something original and one of a kind to commemorate her joining the Navy and following her dreams. So I came up with that design. The second picture is my progress thus far after frogging it 5 times after 40 rows to try and get a straighter edge, which I figured out after was because I needed to chain 1 and turn, not chain 2 and turn like most videos and patterns say to do with a half double stitch, and after she decided she wanted the anchor a little more rounded to "set it off" more from the name which is block letters. I will attempt to do the small amount of gold in a front post stitch to set the chain off just a bit as there's not much gold. The reason for the colors in the graphgan is: the flag is red, white and blue and the navy colors are navy and gold. Since I am new to this I figured I'd post and show to see what everyone thought. Near the top of the letter "E" is where I changed to chain 1 turn and continue rather than the chain 2 turn and continue like the videos and everything I read about HDC said to do. I switched because it was "fanning" out and I needed to get it back into shape. Since that worked, I've stayed doing it.
  5. Hi there! So a while back I attempted to make some children's gloves Halloween-themed [as it was mid-October] just to try my hand at graphing, and I've also been interested in doing a graph-gan or two [if I ever get this granny-square blanket done]. However, I'm curious on something. What I noticed when attempting the gloves was that anywhere I was constantly switching colors, the gloves were thicker since I was carrying the yarn. But I disliked carrying the yarn as well because I was using orange and black, and the carried yarn liked to show up underneath. So what I wanted to ask was: for graph crochet, is it better to carry colors or to not carry colors? Which do you prefer, and which tends to be easier? Is there even a way to do a graph-gan without carrying colors, and if so, how? Thank you for all of the wonderful help! -Sammie
  6. I'm having trouble getting this last little bit of yarn to tuck and am looking for some suggestions. Has anyone used a touch of glue to keep that little tuft from popping out?
  7. So a friend of mine asked me to make her husband a blanket with an xbox controller. I, of course, took on the challenge. This is my first large graphgan, and I think it came out so good, what do you think?
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