I can’t really crochet but I am stuck laying down day and night due to a back problem and knitting is impossible so a few days ago I tried a crochet tutorial which went OK.
It’s a lace trim edging I thought maybe one day I can sew it onto the bottom of a knitted top or something. Not sure.
Anyway, here’s my problem and I would love some advice.
I started with a chain of 29 (top of the photo)
The first row of the pattern was worked into this chain.
On subsequent repeats I believe the number of stitches or chains I am working across for the first row is 56 (bottom of the photo where I’m ready to start a repeat).
The first row is really really tight and there is no way it will stretch out or straighten. I don’t really understand why it was set up on so few chains, 29 instead of 56.
All the rest lays flat and the tension is acceptable considering I can’t crochet.
Is there a way I can cut off the first repeat of 10 rows or take out that first tight chain row without losing the whole thing?
I think if I did this again I could work out how to begin the initial chain row with 56 and make it flat but that involves ripping the whole thing out.
I’m hoping there is another option.