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Stupid crochet circle questions

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Cheepandorm Wed 31-May-17 15:09:42

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YouCanDoThis Wed 31-May-17 15:20:19

The crochet crowd website, also on YouTube and Facebook have fantastic instruction videos to answer all of these questions and guide you through patterns. smile

SoupDragon Wed 31-May-17 15:44:51

I would do 7 DC into the circle and join the last to the top of the first with a slip stitch. The SS doesn't count as a stitch, I don't know what it means by joining with a SC as that seems a really odd way of doing it and I've never come across that. There are 7 DC to work into then, although I often have to countback from there I am to work out where the first one is on this and subsequent rounds or I do end up with extras.

I would usually count the ch 3 as a stitch (although I don't do a ch 3, I do a stitch that looks like a DC which I can't remember the name of! It's like a fake dc)

A magic circle can be tightened to leave no hole in the middle of your circle, a "chain and join into a circle" will leave a small hole. I do think the chain method is perhaps more secure as I have had magic circles loosen over time, despite Sewing in ends.

Cheepandorm Wed 31-May-17 20:47:57

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BeeFarseer Wed 31-May-17 20:50:47

Have a look at the double magic circle - you loop around twice. It's more secure. smile

I would usually be able to help with stitch count but my brain is melting out of my ears today.

Cheepandorm Wed 31-May-17 20:57:59

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BeeFarseer Thu 01-Jun-17 15:40:52

I'm sure they'll be fine, don't worry. I've only just started doing the double circle, but I've never had a single circle come loose. I'm paranoid in a different way, I think.

Cheepandorm Thu 01-Jun-17 21:56:44

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SoupDragon Thu 01-Jun-17 23:14:10

I'm sure it will be fine. I made my mum a blanket for Christmas a Christmas joke of years ago and some of those have opened up - I'm not sure how as I sewed every one of the bloody pesky ends in! I think a blanket is more vulnerable than a toy though. I have another blanket that is fine mind you.

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