I've attempted the fat bottom bag from Stitch N' Bitch Crochet half a dozen times now (if not more). I never can even get past the first row of the pattern.
The pattern says to chain 18 (which I did, loosely). Then to do a hhdc in the 3rd chain from the hook (you don't include the loop on the hook has always been my understanding. Is that correct?). I did that. Then it carries on to the very last line of row 1, which is to hhdc in each of the last 5 sts.
The problem??? There aren't FIVE stitches left to crochet into!! I don't understand where I'm going wrong. I only have 2 sts left to crochet into. Am I doing something wrong at the beginning where it says to hhdc into the 3rd chain from the hook?
I just cannot, for the life of me, figure out why it doesn't add up. I can't possibly crochet into the last 5 sts when there are only 2 sts left to crochet into.