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Crochet help needed please.

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TheOneWithTheHair Thu 23-May-13 19:06:33

I started to crochet a hoody for dd. the pattern goes up to age 10 and dd is 9 so I thought I would do the biggest size. It turns out it must be for the worlds tiniest 10yos in the world. I have added length to the front and back but what is the best way to elongate the sleeves?

In the original pattern there is an increase row every 5 rows but if I carry on like that it looks far too wide and a bit rediculous.

Any help greatly appreciated.

TheOneWithTheHair Thu 23-May-13 20:36:17

With all you crocheters out there there must be someone who knows. Please!

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 24-May-13 00:12:50

I would work more rows in between increases. Six or seven rows between increases should elongate it enough. It does, unfortunately, mean you have to start the sleeves over again.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 24-May-13 00:17:00

I would increase as per the pattern and then work them straight until they are the right lenght, like you would do with a knitting pattern.

Then you still have the right number of stitches for sewing in to the main body of the piece.

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 24-May-13 10:16:27

Thank you both. It makes sense both ways but I think I'm going to try Daisy's method because of the joining issue.

I have already undone the sleeves but I think by the time I've finished it won't fit anyway. It's taking forever as I keep doing other stuff.

At least she chose androgynous colours. If I really do take too long, ds2 can wear it. grin

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 24-May-13 10:17:12

Choose blush

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