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Help with getting deeper deeper zags and pointier zigs

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    Help with getting deeper deeper zags and pointier zigs

    About a 1/3 of the way through a zig zag crochet blanket in DC but I'm not really happy with it. Since it is for donation, I will finish it, but I am hoping one of you pros can tell me how to get deeper zags and poinitier zigs.

    I saw an afghan done on KP (Knitters Paradise) by LiseS with a combination of widths for the patterns and I replicated that part, but I did not get the pointiness that I was looking for. Mine is more of a wavy pattern.

    Would I get this effect in SC? I believe this one is done in SC. Was that my mistake? Any help would be appreciated as I want to make another one when I'm done with the current one.

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    It's beautiful!!

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      susanwayne You can control the depth by the number of increase and decrease stitches you make/skip at the mid-point stitches. A couple of examples for dc:

      A wavier chevron over 2 stitches: (chain with multiples of 12 & use standing dc to start)
      1 dc into st, *1dc into next 3 st, dc2tog over next 2 st twice, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc into next st twice

      A sharper chevron over 3 stitches (chain with multiples of 14 & use standing dc to start)
      3 dc into st (including your starting dc), 1 dc in next 3 st, dc3tog over next 3 st twice, 1 dc into next 3 st, 3 dc in next st twice

      The same logic applies to sc although it's more difficult to fit as many stitches into the mid-point stitches as the sc are so much smaller. Plus, it takes forever to do a blanket in sc. I say give the dc a go.

      I hope you can make out the chart.

      Click image for larger version

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        Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

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      Originally posted by pinesprairie View Post
      susanwayne You can control the depth by the number of increase and decrease stitches you make/skip at the mid-point stitches. A couple of examples for dc:

      A wavier chevron over 2 stitches: (chain with multiples of 12 & use standing dc to start)
      1 dc into st, *1dc into next 3 st, dc2tog over next 2 st twice, 1 dc in next 3 st, 2 dc into next st twice

      A sharper chevron over 3 stitches (chain with multiples of 14 & use standing dc to start)
      3 dc into st (including your starting dc), 1 dc in next 3 st, dc3tog over next 3 st twice, 1 dc into next 3 st, 3 dc in next st twice

      The same logic applies to sc although it's more difficult to fit as many stitches into the mid-point stitches as the sc are so much smaller. Plus, it takes forever to do a blanket in sc. I say give the dc a go.

      I hope you can make out the chart.

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      Thank you so much for your chart! Unfortunately, these old eyes can't see it well enough to match it to your words. I will PM you if I figure out how, for you to email it to me. Would that be okay? I think I understand what you are saying, but I like charts and find them easier than. What's the old saying...a picture is worth 1000 words.

      I really appreciate the help.

      PS: I can't figure out how to PM!
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        Sorry, it was late and the lighting wasn't good. I certainly understand about the eyes. Try this one: Click image for larger version

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          DJM You're welcome!

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            Originally posted by pinesprairie View Post
            Sorry, it was late and the lighting wasn't good. I certainly understand about the eyes. Try this one: Click image for larger version  Name:	20190817_072832.jpg Views:	0 Size:	69.4 KB ID:	18895
            THANK YOU! That's so clear now. And that's what I was looking for. Being logical and mathematically inclined, I like to understand and this makes absolute sense to me. This is the clearest explanation for me.
            Last edited by susanwayne; 08-17-2019, 08:56 AM.
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