For what feels like forever, I have been working on a crochet hoody, following a pattern from Inside Crochet mag. I started this pattern before Christmas, did 20-something rows and undid it all (it was a hodgepodge of stitches and wonky). I finally decided to give it another go - I have done 72ch, but am working it to 71 rows. I thought this would help make it slightly wider.
Currently, it has 1 foundation row, and 39 stitch rows, and measures 18 inches long by 14 inches wide. (Total rows needed is 71). My mom measured my back, from the nape of my neck to my tail bone. This measures 23 inches. Soooo, by doing some quick mental maths, we can concur that in 5 inches time (give or take 10 rows), I'll be at the required length for the back piece.
Also; when measuring clothes, I was brought up to measure seams to the halfway point of your body (eg, half way past hip bones/waist). This 14 inch wide strip of material is no where near wide enough! I know I haven't done the edge for it yet, and I also know it hasn't been blocked and that it will stretch. I just can't help but feel it's all the wrong way round?!
Here are pics:
PS. I'm working it in double treble (UK). I read a blog today that says it should be Herringbone Half Treble. BUGGER. I am not undoing it all again!!!
ETA: I have realised I'm using a 4mm hook, instead of a 3.75mm. Will this make much of a difference? I didn't make a swatch either - life's too short ;)