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catlvr
05-14-2008, 03:50 PM
:???: Hi all. I'm about ready to pull my hair, fingernails, and anything else I can think of out. I know how to sc, change color, etc. but I cannot get a graph to come out right to save my life!! All my sc's look wonky, ie crooked, overlapped with the background color. I'm ok going from right to left with right side toward me, but on the wrong side, I'm a mess. How do you NEATLY get the yarn from the right side to the wrong side to make your color change?? Am I making any sense at all??? I hope so, cause I'm goin nuts!

schoen1605
05-14-2008, 07:57 PM
Are you doing tapestry crochet? Here's (http://www.tapestrycrochet.com/) a link. Here's (http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=597) another link. Hope this helps.

catlvr
05-15-2008, 09:27 AM
This is just a sc cat on a background color. As I said, the right side is ok, when I turn and am working on the wrong side do I just pull the yarn to that side and change color as I normally would? I'm doing the background navy blue and the cat white and some of the white is showing up in the blue and vice versa. I'm changing color with 2 stitches left on hook, but think for some reason my yarn is in the wrong position when I turn to do a new row. Any help very much appreciated.

Miss Kittie
05-15-2008, 12:36 PM
Keep the yarn on the wrong side of your work..
Say you are working the with the white on the RS after you sc, place the yarn towards the WS. When you sc on the WS just keep the yarn on that side of your work.
If you're using bobbins just keep them on the WS of your work, use the yarn on the RS and place it back on the WS. Just change colors the same on both sides..
Hope this makes sense.....

degrawturtle
05-15-2008, 03:01 PM
Keep the new introduced color in the back when you complete the last sc. Always pick up the next color in the last sc of the old color. If it is close to where you add the color to the next row I carry it along until the end. I have some pictures of a potholder I did but now sure how to post them here...
Barb

catlvr
05-15-2008, 07:15 PM
Thanks all, really appreciate the suggestions and input. I'll give it another try for the umpteeth time!! Maybe, thanks to your help, it just might work.

aprildavis99
05-16-2008, 09:24 AM
Even holding the strands correctly, you will see a bit of the other color showing through, especially if there is a significant difference in the colors. :roll: This is normal. You will get better at hiding the unused color, but don't get frustrated at making it perfectly hidden. :star: Crochet is naturally a "holey" craft and it just can't be completely helped, unless you are a super tight crocheter and then you fabric will feel super stiff like a board anyway. :ick: Relax. You're not crazy!:mrgreen: Good luck!!!