Blanket with name.HELP

Hello, I am getting ready to start a blanket with a name in it. I have Graphed the name. I am going to make the blanket HDC and the name part SC. My question is, say I need the blanket to be 117 stitches across. Do I start with a chain of 117?

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Welcome to KH. This will be a lovely blanket. If you want your blanket 117 stitches, chain that many then add one and work a sc in the second chain from the hook. For a hdc you can either ch1 or ch2 depending on your preference. So you’ll want either 118 or 119 chains.

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Thank you :blush:

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You’re welcome. I hope you count chains better than me.

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HDCs are 50% taller than SCs. As a rule, 2 rows of HDC= 3 rows of SC. Maybe they’ll work kind of like puff stitches or bobbles? You might try doing a swatch…a square of SC with just one letter, to see how it works out and that your letters will be clear.

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I may well be wrong but I understood that the entire portion with the name would be worked in sc. Perhaps @Vmgallegos can clarify for us.

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Name part would be lovely to crochet in different colors or as ColorCro suggests with bobbles stitch but with HDC not SC.

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This is one that I made a long LONG time ago. It’s going to be lioe this but with colors pink and purple. It’s just been so long since I made a blanket like this that I’m second guessing myself.

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I switched the blanket, the blanket with me sl st/Hdc. Once I get to the name I will do sc only.

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Blanket is gorgeous :heart_eyes:

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Wow, what a beauty!

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Whoops! Yes, you’re right. I’m in travel mode and apparently didn’t read closely enough.

I thought I had read wrong!

The white part and the name is all sc. This is how I will be doing the new blanket.

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Fabulous blanket.
Everything I crochet looks like an old dish rag. I’m amazed anything can look this good. Thanks for sharing.

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When in doubt about how many chains you need, or to make sure you have the right number without having to count so many chains, I like to use the chainless foundation. You can find a video for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBsorVC9H58&t=147s (Copy and past URL) This technique can be used for SC, HDC, DC, TC, etc. Just type the stitch followed by chainless foundation into the youtube search box for videos on whatever stitch you need.

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