Ain't Misbehavin'
Finished
July 23, 2017
July 25, 2017

Ain't Misbehavin'

Project info
Ain't Misbehavin' by Polly Plum
Crochet
Afghan block
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
Big Twist (Jo-Ann) Value Solids
Gray
Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids
Pink
Notes

I like the starry design, and the special corners add an interesting dimension. The corners aren’t that hard, either, once you understand how they’re constructed.

Personally, I have much more trouble with the extra-long double crochets and puff stitches than with the corners. It’s just not that easy for me to get a consistent height for every “stretched” stitch-- especially when they’re worked in the front loop only…

(Confession: I kind of hate making these “stretched” dc. They may look nice-- better for some than others-- but I don’t find them pleasant to crochet.)

I decided to rip back a couple of rounds and replace the stretched dc with tr and hdtr. Here’s what worked for me (though tweaking may yield better results for others):

10: tr
11: hdtr
12: tr
13: hdtr
14: very slightly “stretched” hdtr
15: hdtr

This slightly alters the look of the finished square, but I think it still makes an attractive block, and it was more enjoyable to crochet (for me), which is worth something, too.

(Corner-joined.)

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Finished
July 23, 2017
July 25, 2017
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by Hobby Lobby
Aran
100% Acrylic
355 yards / 199 grams

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by Big Twist (Jo-Ann)
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100% Acrylic
380 yards / 170 grams

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  • Project created: July 20, 2017
  • Updated: July 26, 2017
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