Originally Posted by aprildavis99
Phretys is correct, your double crochet will go in the largish space created by the chain 2 on the previous row. I have seen it written as ch2 space, ch-2 space. I've never seen it written at 2-ch space. But it all means the same thing. Don't double crochet into the actual chain itself, but around it, if that makes sense.
Oh my gosh...this TOTALLY
makes sense now!!! I hadn't read your post until just now; I struggled with making a practice swatch of this pattern, and I was doing that pattern for that row into the chain instead of around it, and boy, did I screw things up!
I put the swatch aside in a fit of frustration. Now I can rip out the mistake, and recrochet it the right way, and see where I get.
The pattern itself seems like it would be relatively easy...the designer (a crochet pro, no doubt!) said she crocheted this shawl in one day, so I figure I can probably do it in about 1-2 weeks!
Seriously, clarifying that part of the directions gives me the stamina to try again. Thanks everybody!!!