Originally Posted by bukkay
Hello everyone, my name is Bukky,I just started to learn how to crochet.I now know the basic stitches but I really need to learn how to read the patterns. Please can anyone explain what this means to me? Row 1: ch 2,1 dc in each ch to end; turn. Repeat this row 14 more times. Row 16: ch 2 ,17 dc; turn. Repeat row 16,14 more times. Please I will be very happy if any one can help me with that. Thanks
This is the way I understand it:
Row 1: ch 2 (you will actually have 2 chains plus the loop on the hook.) Now make 1 dc in each chain to the end (don't make a stitch in the loop on the hook. Turn.
Row 2: ch 2 (this is a turning chain), then make 1 dc in each dc including the top of the turning chain. (this gives you an increase in each row).
Row 16: Ch 2 (the turning chain again). Then 17 dc to the end. (You don't want to increase any stitches from here on so you probably should skip the first dc.) Repeat this 14 more times.
Continue this until you have 15 rows or rounds depending on what you are crocheting....something square or circular.
You are adding stitches from row 2 thru row 15 and want the rows to all be even (no increases) from row 16 to the end of the section of the pattern or the end of the project.