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Volume XVI, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2013

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I have a chevron pattern from 1987 and it says to
dc between fourth and fifth hdc, 1 dc between next 2 hdc.
where would u insert the hook. around the post? that doesn't
look right. hope u can shed some light.
thanks barb

<< reply >>

I believe the designer wants you to work between the
actual posts of the stitches. Not into the top of the stitch
or around the post but directly into the space in between
the two stitches.


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Hi this is great, thanks for sharing.
My issue is the first row, the bottom does not
come out straight it comes out like the pattern
up and down. What could I be doing wrong? Ty


The bottom edge is straight... just how the pattern worked out.
If you wanted you could add additional stitches to the foundation
chain to make it look similar.


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good - but you go too fast for a beginner - with the dbl crochet....i have no idea what i am watching
Debra Baxter


Thank you... I have a video that shows how to make the double crochet stitch. Sorry, YouTube
doesn't allow me to post any links here but you can look on my channel.



I'm following a crochet pattern.  I'm assuming that Rnd means to go around the circle but they go by number of rnd on this pattern.  I'm a little confused about the dc:

With red, ch 6; join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as dc now and throughout), 23 dc in ring: 24 dc; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

I just did all of the above up to the 23 dc in ring.  I'm assuming all of this means I'm continuing to go around the ring but the 24 dc is what throws me.  Does this mean I'm doing 24 more dc's? What does it mean when it tells me to go to beginning Ch?

Help is much appreciated!
- Sarah Mohler

<< Reply >>

You are correct.... Rnd is round.
With red, make 6 chains and join with a slip stitch in the first chain
to form a ring. Then for round 1 which will be the right side of the project you
chain 3, which will count as one double crochet on this round and
on each round throughout the pattern. Work 23 double crochets
in the ring.

You assumed correctly... up to this point you should have a small circle.
With the chain 3 at the beginning (referred to as the beginning ch3)
plus the 23 double crochet stitches you have a total of 24 double crochet
stitches for Round 1. Join with a slip stitch in the top of that beginning chain 3.

The instruction that says (24dc) means you will have a total of 24
double crochet stitches when this round is finished.



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