Hello, I am writing for my grandmother who is having some trouble with the petal section of a vintage sunflower afghan pattern. I think this pattern is called Field of Sunflowers. I will link a picture to an etsy site that sells it.
She is experienced with all stitches, but I think she is starting to slip a bit and is having trouble. She is 83, and this is her only hobby, poor dear.
The part of the pattern that she is having trouble with says,
From watching her, I think it is one of potentially three problems. First, she is wondering how to go from the first bit to "complete as dc" . Secondly, I think maybe she is having trouble with the bit that says "insert into last ch 1 made". Which ch 1 and where? Finally, the last bit says "working on opposite side" but I don't think she knows which side this is.
When she is making the petal, it looks a bit like a long twisted string of chains and then a bit at the end that looks like a petal, but that's it, and the pattern requires her to hook this bit back to the base. If she were to do that it looks like a loop beside a sideways petal -- not right at all.
If anyone can help on this pattern, I would be greatly appreciative. Thanks.