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#1 of 6 Old 01-07-2010, 12:32 AM - Thread Starter
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I need someone with some experience to help me with this pattern. I lose a stitch every few chevrons. http://www.ehow.com/how_4684023_croc...on-stitch.html How do I add one in when needed? I'm doing the increase, but you increase ONE, decrease TWO, so clearly, there's oging to be a problem.

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You should be increasing 2, decreasing 2. In Step 3 it says [increase made] [decrease made] [increase made], so for each chevron you should be doing one increase of 1 stitch, 1 decrease of 2 stitches, 1 increase of 1 stitch.

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But that would make one hill, with, basically, two valleys, right? Or, decrease-valley, increase-hill, decrease-valley. ( so next would be another hill and another increase of two stitches?)

I've been doing it and ripping it out alll week. I know I'm just not getting something simple, and I think you've got a handle on it. :/ I'm frustrated. Care to try to explain again?
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You have an increase hill, decrease valley, increase hill, decrease valley, increase hill. When you run the repeats together, you wind up with [inc1][dec2][inc2][dec2][inc2][dec2][inc2][dec2] etc.

If you follow the instructions precisely, and get all the way through step 4, what happens? Even if it's not looking right before then, just do it, and after you finish step 4, what's it look like?

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Suddenly today, while trying to explain to my dh why it wasn't working, it came to me! I was only increasing ONE, I wasn't going all the way back to the initial increase, so I was losing one every hill.


THanks SO much for taking hte time to explain it to me. I knew I was missing something simple, but I couldn't find it or the life of me.


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Glad you figured it out! Glad I could help.

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