How do you keep crochet stitches from slanting?

Why are crochet stitches slanted?

Crochet blankets can come out slanted, crooked, or warped for a number of reasons. You may have accidentally missed making or added extra stitches into the beginning or the end of a row. Your tension could have changed due to your position, a change in the hook you were using, or a change in yarn color.

Why is my crochet going diagonal?

The problem of a diagonal seam is caused by the shape of a HDC stitch. Since we pull yarn through 3 loops, it will always be pulled to the right. We can compensate that by changing where we start and end a round.

Why does my crochet granny square look crooked?

The short answer is that stitches, particularly the double crochet, naturally slant to the right. When working in rows, that slant is offset by turning at the end of each row. When working in rounds, the instructions usually tell you not to turn.

Does it matter which way you turn your work in crochet?

It may not seem like it matters, but turning in crochet ought to be done consistently each time. That is, you should be turning the same way every time you turn to the next side. The turn creates a neat edge, which is important if you are joining two pieces or seaming garments.

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