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Suzy13 message #1
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October 8, 2016 at 6:28:51 PM
 
When crocheting from word chart and I turn my work, do I skip the first stitch?
 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
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October 9, 2016 at 2:24:34 AM  (in response to Suzy13 message #1)
 
Suzy,

Welcome!  Smile

Your turning chain doesn't count as an actual stitch, so no, don't skip the first stitch.  While some conventional (non-graph) patterns sometimes call for counting the turning chain, some don't, and in this case it's inadvisable to count it, as your stitching will no longer work with the graph.  You also shouldn't work into the turning chain when you get to the end of the row, as this will also throw your work off of the graph.  Just keep single crochets to single crochets and you should be good to go!  Smile


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TDB55 message #3
Re: counting
October 19, 2017 at 9:35:28 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
So when I get to the end of a row I should chain one but not count it as part of the actual pattern?


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: counting
October 19, 2017 at 11:06:38 PM  (in response to TDB55 message #3)
 
If I'm understanding your question correctly, that's the case...your turning chain does not count as a stitch; only your actual stitches count.


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