Yes, thank you!
Row 1: Dc in fifth ch from hook (4 skipped chs count as first dc plus ch 1), *skip next 3 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, (dc, ch 1 dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 156 dc and 23 ch-1 sps.
So now I already know I've made an error because there are 3 chains left at the end before the turn. Yikes!
Count your stitches very carefully before you rip it out. It's possible you made too many chains, but your row one stitch count could be correct. If so you can ignore the extra chains for now and unpick them later then weave in your yarn end.
Apologies if I am posting in the wrong place, I'm not sure exactly where this is going in the forum!
I am new to using a forum, too, so I don't know what I'm doing with this either!
I am fairly certain the chain is correct as I counted it three times and marked every 25 chains in case I lost my place I wouldn't have to start counting from the beginning. I did have the thought that I could use those 3 chains for the turn because that's what it calls for. I may be creating another issue by doing that though, so I'll count and see where I am.
I am glad I found this forum and all of you wiser ones to ask questions of. I so appreciate your responses!
Hello, I've been teaching myself to crochet using YouTube videos. So far I've got the basic stitches down alright but reading a pattern is another challenge. I've done the chain to start, worked Row 1 but at the end of the Row 1 instructions it says 156 dc and 23 ch-1 sps That is where I got lost! Advice?