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type of stitch
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nicholefuller message #1
type of stitch
February 10, 2019 at 10:16:47 PM
 
I just got my first portrait blanket pattern and noticed it doesnt say hook size or stitch. So i was wondering if the hook sized really mattered, and if they are all written in SC or HDC or does it depend on what you are doing?


 
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Re: type of stitch
February 12, 2019 at 12:25:46 AM  (in response to nicholefuller message #1)
 
Nichole,
Welcome! Smile
Unless you're doing Tunisian or filet, the stitch is single crochet; however, it's labeled "standard stitch" here because in the UK a single crochet is called a double crochet - we wanted to avoid confusion.
If you're trying to work to a certain gauge, you'll make swatches to find out what hook size gives you the correct gauge with your chosen yarn.
If gauge isn't important to you, then your hook size will depend on the weight of yarn you're using. The hook size shouldn't make the yarn so tight it becomes uncomfortable to work with it.
If not working to gauge, what I generally do in this case is look at the yarn I'm using and then pick my favorite hook for that weight. So if working with a knitting worsted that tends to run on the thicker side, I might use an I or a J hook.
So it's pretty much about what you're trying to accomplish and how critical gauge is for you. Smile



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nicholefuller message #3
Re: type of stitch
February 12, 2019 at 9:00:19 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
thank you!!


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: type of stitch
February 12, 2019 at 7:40:29 PM  (in response to nicholefuller message #3)
 
Nichole,
You're so welcome! Smile



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Tutts message #5
Re: type of stitch
August 7, 2020 at 11:32:33 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Hi,  Would it still work with HDC instead of SC?




 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: type of stitch
August 8, 2020 at 5:35:05 AM  (in response to Tutts message #5)
 
Tutts,
Welcome! Smile
I'm sorry to say that HDC is not recommended. The patterns are keyed to a single crochet, which means that using a taller stitch would skew any pattern you make. The only exception would be if your pattern is abstract and elongating it wouldn't matter to you, but otherwise, it's recommended that you use a SC instead.



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