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Old 04-25-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Slip stitching in the round
I'm fairly new to crochet. I'm trying to do hats in the round. When I get to the end of the round and slip stitch, I get this horrible hole. How do I do this to transition rounds and still look smooth? Is there any tutorials or videos that you could recommend? I looked at Mikey Sellick's (The Crochet Crowd) Curtzy crochet tutorials on Youtube. He makes it look easy but my transitions look big enough to drive a truck through. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
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Practice? You probably need to be pulling the yarn tighter at some point.

Try this video. I find she does tutorials that work for me. Maybe you'll see what you need to see. You can skip up to about about 2:00 in the video if you want. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgtTuslHDRk

Are you familiar with magic circle for starting the hat? Here' a tutorial, not exactly the way I learned it, but it looks pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjYPFBP85c There should be other possible videos to check out when you get there.

I just looked at your christening gown. Anyone who can make that will be able to master the slip stitch in crochet. Hang in there, you'll get it.
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Sometimes people use a shortened stitch for the first stitch of a round. So if you're using dc, you would ch 2 rather than ch 3, and if you're using hdc, you would just ch 1 rather than ch 2. Obviously, though, this doesn't work too well if you're using sc all the way around.

Here's a tutorial with pictures and explanations, which might help: http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~aburton/crochrnd.html

If that doesn't work, you could try using a smaller hook to create the sl st. Then switch back to your normal size hook. That would be a pain, I know, but it might work!
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Practice? You probably need to be pulling the yarn tighter at some point.

Try this video. I find she does tutorials that work for me. Maybe you'll see what you need to see. You can skip up to about about 2:00 in the video if you want. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgtTuslHDRk

Are you familiar with magic circle for starting the hat? Here' a tutorial, not exactly the way I learned it, but it looks pretty good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjYPFBP85c There should be other possible videos to check out when you get there.

I just looked at your christening gown. Anyone who can make that will be able to master the slip stitch in crochet. Hang in there, you'll get it.
Takes care of that ugly hole on top. Brilliant! Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Sometimes people use a shortened stitch for the first stitch of a round. So if you're using dc, you would ch 2 rather than ch 3, and if you're using hdc, you would just ch 1 rather than ch 2. Obviously, though, this doesn't work too well if you're using sc all the way around.

Here's a tutorial with pictures and explanations, which might help: http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~aburton/crochrnd.html

If that doesn't work, you could try using a smaller hook to create the sl st. Then switch back to your normal size hook. That would be a pain, I know, but it might work!
Using fewer chains makes sense to me. I will definitely try your idea, too. Thank you!
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