Why do my crochet rows get longer?

Is it normal for crochet to curl?

The most common reasons crochet edges curl is because tension is too tight (gauge is off), the foundation chain stitches are too tight, there are not enough stitches crocheted in the round, and increases or decreases are inconsistently crocheted in the round.

How do I stop my crochet from getting bigger?

If your work is getting wider and you didn’t intend for it to, that means you’ve unknowingly added stitches somewhere. To trim your project back down to size, count the stitches in the last row to determine how many extra stitches you have.

Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

Why does my crochet look bad?

When your crochet square starts to look more like a trapezoid, something’s gone wrong! … So, when a project begins to look more like a trapezoid, triangle or is just all over the place, the most likely culprit is you aren’t counting your stitches, or not placing your first stitch in the proper stitch to start your row.

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Why are my granny squares not square?

The short answer is that stitches, particularly the double crochet, naturally slant to the right. When working in rows, that slant is offset by turning at the end of each row. When working in rounds, the instructions usually tell you not to turn.