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Hi guys! I'm really glad I've found you!!

 

I'm new to crocheting and I need help! I am trying to make a scarf as my first project and I keep ending up with more/less stitches (hooks?! loops?!) than I'm supposed to have!!

Any tips on how to keep count?!

 

Also, I did a couple of rows of double chains, and then had to switch to single ones, and my single row was just so tight compared to the double rows that I had to start again!!

 

Any tips for a newbie?!

 

I'm looking forward to joining in :-)

 

Vicki

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Hi :cheer and Welcome to Crochetville from Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Let's see how can I help you... If you go to my blog, and open My Gallery, you'll find the Album of Scarves I crocheted, there are close-ups and you can see there the stiches. Does it help?

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Welcome from your neighbor in New Mexico.

 

Tip: relax, and try to hold your hook and yarn loosely. As you get quicker at the stitches, you will find your tension stays the same.

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Hi and :welcome from South Georgia!!

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Hi, I'm in Arlington. Your stitches will be looser and more even with practice. Don't give up. We've all been there.

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Hi guys! I'm really glad I've found you!!

 

I'm new to crocheting and I need help! I am trying to make a scarf as my first project and I keep ending up with more/less stitches (hooks?! loops?!) than I'm supposed to have!!

Any tips on how to keep count?!

 

Also, I did a couple of rows of double chains, and then had to switch to single ones, and my single row was just so tight compared to the double rows that I had to start again!!

 

Any tips for a newbie?!

 

I'm looking forward to joining in :-)

 

Vicki

One thing that I found very helpful when first starting was to chain in at least one hook size bigger than I was going to stitch in, because I could make myself chain loosely enough - and everything pulled toward the chain!

 

As for keeping track of the # of stitches, I'm probably not the best for advice since I'm sitting here ripping out part of a lopsided Granny Square. . .:blush

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Welcome from New Jersey! When I am crocheting too tightly I find that it helps to get up and so something else for a few minutes. Sometimes I just need to give my hand a break. Good luck with your first project. :cheer:clap:cheer

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Hi and welcome from northern CA! :waving

 

Um, let's see...when I started to crochet I had the same problem with the number of stitches in a row mysteriously disappearing! One thing that helped me was figuring out that with single crochet, the "ch1, turn" at the end of row doesn't count as the first stitch in the next row. You need to start your sc right there in that very first sc!

 

Then for double crochet, the "ch3, turn" does count as the first stitch in the next row. So then, you need to start the next row in the next stitch. Make sense?:think

 

Also, try counting every stitch while crocheting...it's kinda like meditating. :2spin

With a little practice, you'll do great!

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Welcome and purrs from someone in Alabama whose first scarf turned into a really long (and wide) necktie! animal0083.gif

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Hello! :hi Welcome to Crochetville!! :welcome

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:waving Hi from South Texas!

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