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Old 11-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by good_day1214 View Post
OK ladies.... I'm needing some help. The pattern says to "Continue in pattern as established, increasing on every rnd" for rows 6-40. As of row 6, I'm following the pattern as outlined in rows 1-5. I am now on row 8 and it's turning into a ruffled afghan. It's not laying flat. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I'm assuming I'm crocheting too many increases, but it said to follow the #*@!^$ pattern. UGH!!! Deep breathes.... deep breathes....

Maybe I'm not cut out to crochet. It's becoming too stressful for me...
here is the pattern:
Stratford Circle Afghan


Lion BrandŽ HomespunŽ


GAUGE:
Rnds 1 and 2 = 4 in. (10 cm) in diameter. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
COLOR SEQUENCE
Work 5 rnds of each color: A, B, C, D, for a total of 40 rnds.
AFGHAN
With A, ch 4, sl st in beg ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 11 dc into ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch — 12 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch — 24 sts.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch — 36 sts.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch — 48 sts.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, * dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg ch — 60 sts.
Change to color B.
Rnds 6-40: Continue in pattern as established, increasing on every rnd and following color sequence. Fasten off.
EDGING
Join A with sl st anywhere along outside edge of Afghan. Work one rnd of sc evenly spaced around afghan. Join with sl st in first sc and fasten off. FINISHING
Weave in ends.

My guess is that you are doing too many increases in each round. From what I can tell, you just do it one time for each round, not for every stitch. Hope that makes sense??
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