I am thoroughly frustrated with crocheting right this moment, all over a very simple project. I’m trying to crochet a scarf for my husband. That doesn’t sound too hard does it? You would think a scarf would be simple, but no, not for me. 🙁
My husband likes very simple patterns. Nothing fancy or bright. We picked out the yarn together and I showed him some of the scarf patterns I have here in the house. He didn’t really like any of them, so I started searching online. I found one he liked that a friend of mine made, but I just couldn’t figure out the pattern, so I modified it a little. But as I was working on the scarf, the corners started to curl. 🙁 I know, that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but I know my husband, and it’s something that would bother him (and me 😉 ). It just doesn’t look ‘right’ if the corners are constantly curling. So I unraveled what I had crocheted and started looking again.
I found a very simple pattern that hubby really liked, it was all single crochets. I started that one, and truthfully the corners were curling a little, but mainly it was just too plain. I really liked the look of what my friend had done, making a single row of alternating double and single crochets. It makes a cut little bubble effect, and a very simple pattern. So I thought I would make a different modified version of my friends pattern, again, unraveling all I had done.
I decided to start with 4 rows of sc, then 6 rows of a single row of dc, sc alternating, doing that all throughout the pattern. I figured it would give it a cute look. I could never start and end with a sc, ever. No matter how many chains I did, so the edges don’t look right. But to top it off, it’s curling again! 😥
What am I doing wrong? Am I crocheting too tight? Should I not use my unraveled yarn (though I would hate to wast all of that)? I’ve never even tried making my own pattern, and obviously I’m not that good at it. I was thinking of unraveling all of this and not starting with 4 rows of sc, just starting with the 6 rows of dc/sc, do you think that would help the curling? Alll of you crocheters out there I could really use your help. For the amount of time it’s taking me to figure this out, I should have 4 scarves done. Please help.