Why does my crochet blanket get narrower?

Can you widen a crochet blanket?

If you want your crochet blanket to be broader and bigger, use a thicker yarn. If the pattern says use worsted yarn, you can trade it in for something chunky like a bulky yarn or a super bulky yarn. Using a thicker yarn creates a bigger crochet blanket, but it is very easy to work up.

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.

Why is my single crochet so tight?

For many, the reason for tight stitches can be found in two areas – either your tension is too tight or your hook is the wrong size for your yarn. A combination of the two will result in the tightest stitches ever, and you’re probably not enjoying yourself at all, verging on frustration!

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.

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Is it better to crochet tight or loose?

You don’t want your tension to be too loose, yet you don’t want it to be too tight. You want it to be juust right. When you’re crocheting, you want your yarn to glide through your fingers at a consistent rate. You shouldn’t be straining your yarn or letting it hang loose.