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Clapochet help

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So, I've started this pattern 4 times and had to rip it back each time. It seems really easy, but when I get to the third row and count my stitches, they don't match the number I'm supposed to have! I thought I was doing everything right but... apparently not. Anyone have any ideas on what I should be doing differently? Here is a link to the pattern:

 

http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2009/02/clapochet.html

 

when I get to row 3, I've only got 13 stitches. I tried doing something different, got 15, but then as I progressed it looked really wrong. Help!:think

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hi and welcome to the Ville:hook

 

You might be skipping the first or last stitch of the previous row when you work a new row. you can put a marker in the first and last stitches to be sure this isn't happening.

 

can you post a photo of what you have crocheted? that would make it easier to try to diagnose what's happening.

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I'm making my second one of these. It is real easy to miss a stitch. I've found that on the odd number rows, trebles all the way across, they begin with 3 trebles in the first stitch, then a treble in each treble and chain across. I often miss that first chain space after the three tr in the first stitch.

Hope this helps.

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Ooh, thanks! I will try that when I get home today... I'm going to make a valiant effort to make it again!

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I'm making my second one of these. It is real easy to miss a stitch. I've found that on the odd number rows, trebles all the way across, they begin with 3 trebles in the first stitch, then a treble in each treble and chain across. I often miss that first chain space after the three tr in the first stitch.

Hope this helps.

 

Ok, I tried again and I totally get what you mean! I counted really carefully and came up with the right amount of stitches. However, I was reading my pattern and it says "Row 3 (odd-numbered rows) Ch 4; turn. 2 tr in first tr, tr in first ch-1 space..." and you said 3 tr in the first tr. Is it 3 or 2? If it's three then that explains part of why I've been having problems... :lol

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My bad. I don't do the chain 4. I chain 3, then do a linked treble to it. Then the other two trebles. The pattern, as written, treats the chain 4 as a treble, so there ARE 3 trebles there! Sorry if I confused you further.

But you saw what I meant about overlooking those chain spaces in row 2. Keep your eye on those spots throughout the shawl, as it can trip you up every other row.

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Thanks all for the help! I'm cranking along on it; I will post some pictures when I'm done.

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