I then measured my cushion pad and off I went, chain 84 plus 3 for turning. All seemed well until I changed the wool for row 3. I noticed that it looked a bit puffy and that it wasn't appearing to lie flat. Undeterred, I carried on telling myself that I was being silly and that I must have been imagining it. Row 4 completed and this is the result. It is ripply not only in design but also in appearance.
I unpicked it and re-read the instructions..then off I went again, chain of 84 and 3 for turning. Well this went on and on and on. Then I thought, I know I will email Lucy the photos and ask her what I am doing wrong, if anything. Maybe it is supposed to look like this in the beginning and then it will even out as it gets longer. Then I remembered that she is on holiday..feel my heart sink, unpick it yet again. Go to various blogs, click on ripply photos, enlarge and blow up said pictures. Scrutinise with fine tooth comb, no one elses appear to bulge like mine. Seriously depressed now.. close to loosing the will to live........aaarrrrgghhhhh!!!! What is it with me and crochet...I swear that I am cursed.
I am wondering if I am doing something fundemental wrong on the second row. Am I putting the hook where I should. By that I mean, I am inserting the hook underneath the top 2 stitches of the chain, as opposed to going between the stitches like you do when making a granny square.
Is this correct, the instructions say it is so, but am I doing what it says? So what am I doing wrong, am I doing anything wrong? Will it even out as it gets longer? Will I ever cook my husband a decent meal ever again...please come back soon Lucy or is there any one else out there who can help me.??!
In the meantime I have made some pretty flannels.