Perfect Profile crochet shell pattern: I gave up

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I started the Perfect Profile Lap Blanket December 31. It went well for the first 16 or so rows. Then I noticed it was leaning... I tried to correct it as I continued, but after 34 rows, it had firmly taken on the shape of a parallelogram. So I pulled it all out and started over, modifying the pattern just a bit on each end and using different crochet hook sizes to try to control the offsetting...

That didn't work so well, so I pulled out those 20 rows.

During the third attempt, I was more conscious of tension and the blanket grew (very close to) evenly for about 22 rows... Then I noticed it: The parallelogram was definitely back. It turns out that the little bit of tugging I did when "measuring" to see if the blanket was still a rectangle was hiding the truth.

So I pulled it all out a third time last night - and started a lap blanket using 9-patch granny squares.

I've realized that Perfect Profile (pattern 3 in 280 Crochet Shell Patterns) isn't going to be perfect (or even close!) for me - at least not at this time. Maybe later if my yarn tension changes...

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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