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How to Balance an Interlocking Crochet Design – Top with Bottom Edge

To balance a design panel you’ll want the ending top edge to match the beginning bottom edge. If they do not automatically match, you usually just have to add one plain mesh A-colored row of dcif or dcib to balance the design. However, sometimes you just have to experiment with the last row or two in order to complete a panel. For example the Castle Top design requires a little extra work.

After completing the 2 A-colored and B-colored rows to the length you want, return to the front side.

Drop B to the back

With A color work one row of dcib across.

With B color work one row of dcib across and drop B to the back.

Turn project around.

Work only one more A-colored row of dcib across.

You now have a balanced design and are ready to unite the edges.

Balance ABalance B

If you need more instruction on how to execute the Interlocking Crochet technique, look at the written instructions and pictures on this website. Or I also have a video workshop demonstrating the technique and walking you through several of the designs at www.YouTube.com Tanis Galik Playlists.

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