zephyr wrote:lambdamuepsilon wrote:dogfoster wrote:I agree with karenarp, making that stitch that joins the dcs of the bobble just a little looser. I know I have a tendency to really tighten it to make the bobble look better, but you have to work in that stitch in the next rounds.
Also, I started with my much beloved magic circle. I think it would be difficult to get 20 stitches in a ch4 loop otherwise.
I am not using Bernat yarn for this color but think it close to the same gauge, I made the last row extended double crochets and it worked to exactly 4 1/2 inches, thank goodness.
These bobbles are turning out a little better for me than my other ones, I think that extra yo before pulling through all the loops helps but they still look like knots to me. I don't know, I usually try to put a lot of them on baby blankets because they are so tactile and little kid's charity hats for fun, but have never liked mine.
I keep seeing people mentioning "extended double crochet". What is it and how do you do it?
from a previous post of mine:
An extended double crochet is a way to add height to a double crochet. It is taller than a double crochet, but not as tall as a treble crochet. You are basically adding a chain at the bottom of the dc.
This is how you do an extended double crochet (edc)
Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 2 times—1 edc completed.
I see! So it's a bit like a half treble crochet?