Monday, July 18, 2011

Needing a Screaming Pillow

for screaming into!!

Ok, Im trying to do this blanket for my first crochet project and I cannot get past the first block and its because the math is just plain wrong.

Here are the distructions so far

Ch 35

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc in next ch and each ch across – 33dc

Rows 2-18 ch 3, turn, dc in each st across

how here is where my head starts hurting

Round 19 ch 1, do not turn; picot to work along side, work 31 sc evenly spaced along side; picot to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first ch, sc in next 31 ch, 3 sc in next ch; pivot to work along other side, work 31 sc evenly spaced along side; pivot to work along sts of row 18, 3 sc in first st, sc in next 31 sts, 3sc in last st; join with sl st in first sc.

Now for the math issues.  I am counting a total of 18 dc rows.  If I do a minimum of 2 sc per dc on Round 19 wouldnt that equal 36?!  And wouldnt it look and work wrong to make that 31?  How can I make 36 sc in to 31?

Here is what the “square” looks like currently

Patchwork Throw 7-18-11

Any help would be most appreciated

(off to find a pillow for screaming)


  1. Start with potholders? Toothbrush cozies? Nosemuff?

  2. Well, assuming it isn't a typo on the part of the creator then just take the instr literally: you need to evenly space your 31 st along the edge. Apparently the inst couldn't make their edging fit with the full 36 st and needs it to be 31.

    Everyone has a different way to interpret their instructions. Some are much clearer than others and when there is an issue like this they will explain why. Sadly, not all. :)

    Again, this is assuming there isn't an error ... also assuming there is some sort of border going around the outside of the squares to attach the sq to each other and you aren't just whip stitching it together.

  3. I'm not sure if this is anywhere in your instr but it helps to know this: when you "ch 3 and turn" that is (usually) considered your first dc for the next row. So when you turn and start the next row you start in the 2nd dc from the hook.

    If you don't do this you will end up w/an extra dc on each row.

    I hope I don't sound "preachy". I actually teach crocheting to a group of ladies here so I know what you're going thru as a beginner. Hopefully you won't get frustrated ... crocheting can calm you like no other hobbies. Sometimes. ;)