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Old 07-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by hbradshaw View Post
Hello:

I'm new to the forum and to crocheting. I found a pattern I would like to do but I don't understand how to read the pattern. There are some parts I'm ok with but a few I'm not so sure about. I hope someone can help me out.

Here are the pattern instructions:

Panel: (make 8). Ch 66 loosely (I understand this part).

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 65 sc. ( I believe this states: 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook. 1 single crochet in each chain all the way to the end of the chain. Turn your work. I should have 65 single crochets).

2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn. (I believe this states, 1 single crochet in each single crochet already made to the end. Turn your work).

3rd row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - sc2tog made. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. Turn. (I do not understand this row at all).

4th row and 5th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st across. Turn. Rep last 3 rows to 55 sts. Dec 1 st each end of next and every following 4th row to 13 sts. Fasten off. (I do not understand this).

Can someone help me?

Thank you.
I think where it says "repeat last 3 rows" it means to repeat Rows 3, 4 and 5 until you have 55 stitches since those are the most recent three rows worked. So this instruction tells you to work two rows even and then decrease every third row.

Then it says to decrease one stitch at each end of the next row and every following 4th row until you have 13 stitches, so now you will be working three rows even and decreasing on the 4th row.

To help keep track of your rows, you might find this post helpful: http://www.hookedonneedles.com/2009/...e-rows-in.html It refers to knitting, but the idea would be the same for crocheting as well.

Hope this helps!

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