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Jan 17, 2019 12:13:42   #
Jenannie
 
I decided to make Bernat's free pattern mitred squares afghan to use up my bits of self striping sock wool (definitely a long term project as in 4ply) but after doing part of one square I am finding it is curling very badly at the 2 turning corners. There are 3 more colours to add to the beginning square but I was wondering if it would be worthwhile blocking it before adding the other colours. What does everyone think? I am hopeful it will uncurl when all the squares are joined but in the meantime the curl is driving me mad. All suggestions welcomed
Thank you all
 
Jan 17, 2019 12:25:16   #
sockit2me
 
Most mitered square patterns are knit in garter stitch and joined as worked....no chance for curling.
Is your pattern in stockinette stitch? I would switch to a garter stitch pattern.
Jan 17, 2019 12:26:14   #
Joy Marshall
 
Adding an extra stitch at the corner might help.
Jan 17, 2019 12:30:09   #
Joyce Ostle (a regular here)
 
sockit2me wrote:
Most mitered square patterns are knit in garter stitch and joined as worked....no chance for curling.
Is your pattern in stockinette stitch? I would switch to a garter stitch pattern.


I agree with you Eric. I've knitted several mitred square blankets all in garter stitch and no problem with curling.
Jan 17, 2019 12:30:33   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
knit or crochet
Jan 17, 2019 12:33:55   #
Jenannie
 
Apologies should have said crochet
 
Jan 17, 2019 13:25:13   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
If your crochet is curling, you might try using a larger hook.
Jan 17, 2019 13:46:58   #
seamer45 (a regular here)
 
It does sound as though you need to add 1 or 2 stitches at each corner, whether it’s knit or crochet.
Jan 17, 2019 13:49:39   #
Jenannie
 
Will try adding extra stitches and use a size bigger hook. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your suggestions
Jan 17, 2019 13:51:33   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
A photo of your work and a link to the pattern would be helpful. Crochet sometimes curls just because it can. Sometimes a larger hook seems to help things lay flat which is a tension issue. What method of joining are you planning?
Jan 17, 2019 14:03:50   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
This member mentioned curling, but the finished afghan was fine.

https://www.ravelry.com/projects/lilbitochin/mitered-squares-afghan-453
 
Jan 18, 2019 08:57:18   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
Jenannie wrote:
Will try adding extra stitches and use a size bigger hook. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your suggestions


Never do two corrections at once. Anyway, all of my corners are 3 extra stitches...no curling. When come back around, 3 more in top st. etc.
Jan 18, 2019 09:13:45   #
Jenannie
 
The pattern is a free one from Bernat - mitred squares afghan but am now thinking I might just knit the squares instead. I'm better at knitting than crocheting and garter stitch is a doddle so I don't really have to think too much about it. Am off now to pull out crocheted square that I have done and to start again.
Thank you all very much for your suggestions and help
 
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