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Old 10-21-2008, 02:12 PM   #11
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Oh, drat; Am I too late to help?
The twice refers to what is between the brackets. The instructions "[dc dec in next 3 chs] twice," can be written as... "[dc 3tog] twice."

But it looks like everyone else has managed to respond before me with very helpful explanations.
(for me)
(for you)

Looks like 112 stitches when you finish the row.

It sounds like a very dramatic wave pattern. The name is also intriguing; I'll have to search the web to see if I can find it.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:48 PM   #12
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Ok, Merryknitter, check my website tomorrow morning and you should see your own personal tutorial on how to work this instruction!

I only had the directions that you provided, so I don't know what the instructions are for the second and subsequent rows, but I sure like how the first row comes out. What a soft wave pattern that is. I could see that done in sport weight pastels for a baby blanket, or in worsted or bulky weight manly man colors for a full size afghan. I would love to know if this pattern is available on the internet somewhere.

Anyway, check out the video Wednesday morning after 7:00 eastern time and see if it helps you understand the directions. It will also be listed in the Crochet and Library of Video Tutorials links on my sidebar for future reference.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:18 PM   #13
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Gosh Mary...thanks so much...that is so nice of you! This is the pattern for the Noah's Ark Blanket out of Crochet! May2008 magazine. This is the water and that the Ark sits on...it's an adorable pattern and I just had to learn how to crochet to make it! LOL! I will definitely check out that video!

This is Row 2
Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *dc in each of next 3 sts, [dc dec in next 3 sts] twice, dc in each of next 3 sts**, 3 dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 2 is pretty much like row 1, isn't it?

You keep repeating row 2.

Thanks again for all your help!

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Old 10-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #14
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Hi again, Mary! You are so very creative...I LOVE your website...is there anything you can't do? LOL! I've got you bookmarked now!
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Originally Posted by merryknitter View Post
Hi again, Mary! You are so very creative...I LOVE your website...is there anything you can't do? LOL! I've got you bookmarked now!
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So glad you like my site! Yes, in fact, I have tried tatting and just can't seem to get it! Perhaps I'll find a video online that could help me!

Thanks for including the pattern for the second row of the afghan. I googled that issue of Crochet! magazine and saw the cover. Too cute! Make sure you post a picture of your project when it is finished.

Let me know if the video helps you. It will be there after 7 eastern time tomorrow morning.

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:43 PM   #16
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Hey Mary,
I am on row 3...I finally got it...I will definitely check out your video tomorrow...thanks so much for taking the time to help me...I am learning so much all at once...it's so much fun...I am loving it...I have so many projects on the needles and hooks...LOL!
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Oh that's good news Merry! I'm glad you got it!

Anyway, you can find the video here on my website. I thought I would add that in here in case anyone who comes along later is looking for help on the same instruction.

Be sure to share pictures when you are finished...or along the way!

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Old 10-22-2008, 03:15 PM   #18
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Hi Mary Grace...you are amazing...thanks a million for the video...it's great...you're a wonderful teacher and new found friend...thanks for taking the time to help me! I really appreciate it.

Seeing it visually, now makes the pattern make sense....but you could see for a beginner, like me, it could really be confusing...LOL!

Thanks again...I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again!
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Definitely for a beginner, those instructions would be confusing! No question about that! Glad I could help. Please let me know if there are any other stitches or patterns you would like to see demonstrated. I like to do videos of things that I know will be helpful.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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Thanks!
I definitely will! I have to take my Mom for a Perm tomorrow...guess what I'll be working on for a couple of hours? LOL!

The videos are such a help...I have to see it. I wish I could just read a pattern and know what they mean by it, but maybe that will come with experience...this Noah's Ark Blanket is Intermediate...I'm probably rushing things a bit! Oh well....guess I'm not afraid to try it!
Have a wonderful evening!
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