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Monday, March 13, 2017

RIP Tip!

It happens to the best of us... you need to rip out stitches back to fix a mistake. Here's a quick rip tip...

Remove your hook from the work and insert it in the stitch that is wrong or next to the omitted stitch if you missed one. Let your hook dangle there. Rip the work with wild abandon until you get to the hook. Then stop. Now you know you have ripped back to the exact correct spot.

This is a row pattern and I missed a ch-1 space. I inserted the hook in the row below, exactly where the ch-1 should have been. Then I unraveled the current row until I got to the hook. At least with crochet I usually find the error on the next row, so usually I don't have to rip back more than two rows total.

4 comments:

Charlotte Huffman said...

Well duh!

Ruby said...

Am I the only one that ever just leaves that little mistake where it is? I feel like such a slob when I read your well meaning and helpful post...

Ellen Gormley said...

Hi Ruby! If my project will be published, I fix mistakes. If it's a personal project, I might leave a mistake if it's really far back or not too obvious.

Gwen McGannon said...

I use that same trick too!