After all that work it wasn't a flat circle!
This is what I get for not bothering
too lazy to look up the math formula for a flat circle.
I could smooth one side down and the other would pop up.
(It's not funny!)
OK - it is funny!
See how bad it is!
It's a hat for a cone head!
I couldn't frog it because I had sewn the ends in already.
I even tried thread sewing the petals down.
I think I knew I had a problem when I had to do that but I guess I was hoping it would work out in the end.
Hubby and I had a good laugh over my cone head "hat".
Before I started my second foot stool cover I searched the Internet to find the math formula for crocheting a flat circle.
I found formulas for 12 stitch circles that were helpful and started again using the formula modifying it for my 8 stitch (8 petals) circle.
I worked out to ten rounds using the formula ~ and it didn't look bad ~ but I realized I would have to frog back to round eight on this circle and add additional increases to keep it nice and flat.
It doesn't help that two of my yarns are thicker (red and green).
After the eighth round - for each additional round I crocheted two petals then checked it for "flatness" and added increases as needed to keep it flat.
I also added two more colors too - black and yellow and went to a larger hook (J).
So far it's working.
Nice and flat.
So even though I started off using the math formulas starting at the eighth round I still have to "wing it" but at least the formula got me off to a better start.
Can you guess what this is?
I'll tell you tomorrow!
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