Originally Posted by salmonmac
It can certainly be frustrating sometimes but don't be discouraged. You're learning with every pattern you do, so it all counts. Small things, toys and doll's clothes can be especially confusing.
The pattern probably says to increase at each end of the next row and then wants you to increase at each end of the following 6th rows, 4 times. That'll give you 10 additional sts for a total of 32sts. So you would increase on the next row (call it row 1) and then rows 7,13,19, and 25.
oh dear if that is so i will have to undo the whole body as i have read the leg part wrong as well. Why dont they explain the pattern row by row it would be much easier. Thanks for yor help and time anyway.