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  1. So, is the ch3 the first dc in the dc, ch1, 2dc sequence or is it IN ADDITION to that sequence? I'll get it sooner or later...lol. Thanks so much for all your help!
  2. Hi Mary, The pattern came from a small booklet by Leisure Arts called, "Classics for Baby...6 crochet designs by Alice Hyche". It's produced by The Creative Partners, LLC. The pattern I'm working on is the Sunshine Afghan featured on page 11. Specifically, what I don't understand is that it says in the general instructions for the beginning shell: "Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in specified st or sp: beg shell made." But when I get to specific instructions beginning with row 3, it says "work beg shell in ch-1 sp of first shell; *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell; rep from * across; turn." I'm not sure here if I still need to do the ch 3 as part of my beginning shell or if the ch 3 was just for the very first shell to begin row 2. (the very beginning, beginning shell, if you know what I mean). Hope this makes sense. Thanks so much for your help! Nance
  3. Sorry, I didn't know I couldn't post the pattern. I've removed it and will post a detailed question with specifics tomorrow.
  4. Hi Carol, If you click on the image you'll get a larger version of the instructions. Let me know if you can't read that one. Thanks, Nance
  5. Thanks for your help. But I still have no idea how to start on row 3. Can you spell that out for me please? And I don't understand the border instructions at all b/c it's talking about working in rounds???? I think all I'm going to do is do a sc stitch all the way around a few times to make a border. Will that look too bad?
  6. Hi everybody, I'm attempting to make a baby blanket for the first time and I adore the pattern but the instructions leave a little to be desired (at least to me). The pattern works up in a shell motif and I don't have any problems working the rows. My problem is the beginning shell at the beginning of each row. My problem is that my ends aren't coming out looking the same. Some rows are longer than others and some are more pointed and others are more rounded. I can't decide if the Ch 3 is only used in the very first beginning shell or if it's used in each row. I'm going to attempt to upload the pattern so you can read the instructions and I've taken some pictures and make some notes so you can see what I mean. If someone can just explain to me EXACTLY how to do the beginning shell on each row, my problem will be solved. I've already started over once and I know I'll have to start all over again, because I can't see any way to salvage what I've got here. Hope this makes sense. If not, feel free to ask questions. Thanks for your help. Nance
  7. Thanks! I totally understand what she meant now. Just needed someone to fill in the missing words. LOL! I think I've got it from here! Thanks for taking the time to read the pattern and respond. Nance
  8. Thank you Melani....what you wrote makes perfect sense. I totally understand it now!! I will post a picture when I'm done. My friend wanted turquoise color and I found some turquoise yarn with sparkle in it, so I think it will be really cute! Thanks so much for taking the time to figure this out for me!! You're a doll! Nance
  9. I am making this adorable hat for a girlfriend and need some help understanding the pattern. The instructions are rather sketchy, at best. Would someone please take a look at the link and then tell me what it means where it begins with "Continue in this pattern until there are 22 st between 2 sc..." I especially don't understand what it means to "work even for 4 rows". Begin decreasing by skipping every 12 st. to 6 inches (or desired head size). Work 6 rows even." I don't know anyone with a 6" head!! http://yarnobsession-2.blogspot.com/...funky-hat.html Also, I'm assuming the last group of instructions is for the bib but it doesn't say....is that what it is? I'm hoping someone can make some sense of this because I adore this pattern and know my friend will really love it too. Thanks, Nance
  10. I am making this adorable hat for a girlfriend and need some help understanding the pattern. The instructions are rather sketchy, at best. Would someone please take a look at the link and then tell me what it means where it begins with "Continue in this pattern until there are 22 st between 2 sc..." I especially don't understand what it means to "work even for 4 rows". Begin decreasing by skipping every 12 st. to 6 inches (or desired head size). Work 6 rows even." I don't know anyone with a 6" head!! http://yarnobsession-2.blogspot.com/2009/02/free-crochet-pattern-funky-hat.html Also, I'm assuming the last group of instructions is for the bib but it doesn't say....is that what it is? I'm hoping someone can make some sense of this because I adore this pattern and know my friend will really love it too. Thanks, Nance
  11. Yes, I am making a slouchie beanie. Here's a link to the pattern. http://www.caron.com/vickiehowell/patterns/urban_revival/urban_revival.html
  12. One more question: Should I be making my stitches in both loops or just the top loop? Thanks.
  13. Hi, This is the first time I have tried to make this pattern and I don't understand the instructions. I posted this about a month ago, but somebody got me even more confused when they misread the pattern, so I put it aside for a while and made the matching scarf. So, now I'm back to the hat. Here's what the pattern says: Round 1: Ch 3 (dc, ch 2, sc) in same ch as joining sl st (counts as first pattern repeat), *sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch; repeat from * around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3---29 pattern repeats. Here's what I've done...tell me if this is correct. I joined my chain to form ring and then chained 3. I did a dc, ch2, and sc in stitch where I joined to form ring. So, next I should skip 2 chains and then to 2 dc, ch2, and a sc? and follow this pattern all the way around and end up with 29 repeats? Does this sound right? Thanks for your help....I'm new to pattern reading and get confused easily. Nance
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