I have abandoned the kal in favour of the cal, as a new crocheter I am learning lots and enjoying it. These large octagons, though, are driving me crazy! After many attempts have a block I am really happy with but...it measures 11 inches exactly, maybe a touch over. Are these supposed to exactly measure stated size or should they block/stretch to that size? My initial octagons were 9 inches, way off! So I restarted, playing with the colour a little and adding a couple of rows. Tried with a 6mm hook as an easy fix but really didn't like the look of it, so I prefer to just add to the 5mm block.
My only worry is, its now too big?! Would really appreciate some advice please. Smaller square blocks have worked out just under reqd size. Obviously if I take a row off I am ending with the space-y row rather than the more solid row and I am not sure how that will look or seam up next to other blocks. Have tried treble, hdc, sc in various combinations but now I have 11 inches as I say, am concerned it's too big. Who knew crochet was so complex?!
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