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Crochet tip – straight edges every time

Exactly where to put the first and last crochet stitch so that you get perfectly straight edges.

There’s nothing more infuriating than sitting for a while working away on a project, back and forth, back and forth, only to set it down and take a good look and see that you have wonky edges. It probably means that you’ve been adding or losing stitches somewhere too. Darn it!

It’s a very common problem when you start out in crochet and your aim is to make a square or rectangular piece such as a dishcloth or even a small blanket.  You can end up with the project being more of a trapezoid shape where it starts off larger and finishes smaller at the finished end.  If this has ever happened to you, or you just aren’t delighted with your super-straight edges, then this article is for you!

Ashleigh will show you exactly where to place your first and your last stitch so that you get straight edges every time.

TIP – remember to count your stitches as you go.  Unless the pattern is increasing or decreasing, you should always have the same number of stitches in your row as the row before.

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