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A question for crocheting moms Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
28th Aug

I really like this dress but Im wondering if there's a way for me to make it with the colors meeting evenly in the back. Maybe Im just being OCD but I don't like how where the color changes in the back it looks uneven. So if you'd take the time to look through this for a second I'd appreciate it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc3vNcHEv4Y

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
28th Aug

I didn't have time to watch the whole thing but I got the jist of it. She works the bodice in rounds, which gives it that off" look. You can work it in rows if you want instead. Just do a slip stitch to join the two together at the end of a row, turn around and go back. Bad thing about doing it in rows is that it's also going to make it look kind of rippled compared to doing it in rounds. If you go through both stitches at the top, it'll minimize this but won't fix it completely.

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
28th Aug

Crocheting in the round is simple, and I never had the issue with having the colors not evening up or as the PP stated, getting a rippled look. I don't really know how to explain it, other than joining the color two-three stitches before "changing" over.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
28th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *37weeks*:</b>" Crocheting in the round is simple, and I never had the issue with having the colors not evening up or ... [snip!] ... a rippled look. I don't really know how to explain it, other than joining the color two-three stitches before "changing" over. "</blockquote>



Hmmm...as far as I knew crocheting in the round was basically making a spiral so...you're always going to be one row off but I'm not aware of a way around that. And the rippling I was talking about was how the bodice will look on the outside IF OP decides to do it in rows, not in the round...because you're changing direction of the stitches, KWIM?

Momlette~29weeks Due December 25; 2 kids; Ohio 25474 posts
28th Aug
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Photo Assassin *37weeks*:</b>" Crocheting in the round is simple, ... [snip!] ... look on the outside IF OP decides to do it in rows, not in the round...because you're changing direction of the stitches, KWIM?"


Hmm so why do I have to change direction? Can't I just join then chain one and keep going around? Also I was getting confused because in the skirt she does the main color in double then single for the other colors so Im not sure how to change those colors without doing what she does...Maybe I should just make the dress a solid color and now worry about it lmao

Photo Assassin 67 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 1666 posts
28th Aug

Hmm, no, I don't know what you mean by changing direction. Crocheting in the round I always crochet in one direction. And when I say adding (changing) the color lay the yarn down on the already created stitches, and "pick up" the color when you want to change colors. Its how you'd do it if you're making pattern with colors inside the same piece.