I’m not sure if you can see it but there’s a wonky slanted line and I noticed it’s been happening to a lot of my work lately and I was wondering if anyone knows how to stop or fix it?
Are you slipstitching at the end of the row? That could be the problem/cause
Its just what happens when you Increase/Decrease. You could try crocheting a little looser but otherwise i would just put that part in the back of your project.
it also just happens when you work in the round
If you are joining rows that happens
It happens when you are sl stiching your rowns together. I still havent foumd a way to fix it. Thats why i prefer working in continuos rounds
if you’re working in the round, (slst ch1) this will always be inevitable
but if this is in the spiral (continuous) then this could be caused by stacking decreases/increases. i will always stagger my decreases and increase since i learned about it
I assume that you are making slip stitches at the end of each round, they’re not needed if you’re using a stitch marker. There wont be a line without them.
If youre asking how to make the stitches straighter in general, i saw a tutorial that said working in front loops instead of both makes them straighter. I never tried that tho so i cant confirm it.
Edit: found the tutorial i was thinking about
I’ve found that if you put the stitch keeper in one specific stitch, that makes that one stitch looser, and like rows go up diagonally yk so that might make the diagonal line? that happens for me
I agree with comments above, judging by where your marker is, it looks like it’s your chain one, slip stitch at the end of each round that’s causing it.
For a project like this where you’re working in the round in a solid color for a long time I agree with others that it’s better to continue in a spiral instead of joining at the end of each round.
The only truly invisible join I’m aware of for single crochet requires fastening off at the end of each round. So I only use it where I already have a color change with a fasten off planned because I am not willing to weave in ends on every row.
If you don’t mind there’s a line on the back of a project from the joins at the end of each round, you can keep them in a straight line by working each round one stitch farther along than the last one before you make the join. So basically each round will finish in the first single crochet of the previous round instead of the last one. I used this technique on a larger custom stuffie I made for someone so the join line would be less noticeable.
Check out this topic Straight seams, and tighter stitches
Thank you everyone!
To answer, I don’t think, and to my knowledge I don’t end on a sl st nor do I ch1 at the start…I just go directly onto the next round. It’s how my friend taught me. I know crochet super tightly tho so it could be that. I appreciate all your replies thanks
Sounds like you have lots of food for thought. When you figure it out, please update the group, I’m curious what the cause is!
What brand of compression gloves do you wear? I wear Imak but am interested in trying others. The ends rub my joints at odd places and I have to turn them inside out to prevent the seams from chafing.
Oh and one other suggestion, wet blocking projects before stuffing can help ease out issues like different stitch sizes, bunching, etc. but I never like to take that extra step if I can help it.
Hmm, i dont see how that line would form without slpst.
The only thing i could think of is the stitch marker loosening the stitches , but yours looks really thin and small
If you’re ending the rounds with slip stitches, it could be that. If you are, you can work in a continuous spiral instead of slip stitching , and that would fix it
That happens to me too when I’m slip stitching! Try to not join at the end of a row, and just continue working in a spiral! It might be a bit confusing at first, but it will fix the bumps!