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Hello All - I'm brand new to this forum and looking forward to learning.  I've made several of these Caron ABC blankets.  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-abcs-afghan  My problem is that there is no gauge on the pattern and my blankets come out more square than oblong.  How can I fix this?  I've spent quite a bit of time on internet searches with no luck.  Thanks much!

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hi, welcome to the ville!  

what are the measurements of your blanket(s)?  

the stated dimensions are pretty square at 35 x 42.   if yours is significantly more square than that, it could be that your stitch gauge is short, compared to the gauge of the designer.  you could see what results you get with an extended sc stitch https://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=70     or you could add a couple of rows in each section to make the whole thing taller.

it is possible to control your stitch height to some extent by paying attention to how you make the stitches https://dorischancrochet.com/2009/01/05/confessions-of-a-lifter/

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Estimate of finished size is 36 wide by 38 tall.  There's not much I can do about this one since it's over half finished, but I'll look into the extended sc stitch.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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15 hours ago, Mary Mac said:

Hello All - I'm brand new to this forum and looking forward to learning.  I've made several of these Caron ABC blankets.  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-abcs-afghan  My problem is that there is no gauge on the pattern and my blankets come out more square than oblong.  How can I fix this?  I've spent quite a bit of time on internet searches with no luck.  Thanks much!

You might put a border on the top and the bottom of the afghan.  You could make it in a different pattern, or the same as the background.  Good luck!  Let us know how it goes!

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