I'm an absolute beginner here, trying to help my daughter figure this out. I can't figure out what hdc 2 in next 3 sts means exactly. A previous instruction was sc 2 in next st, which was defined as an increase (2 single crochets in the same stitch). Okay, we got that - or at least I think we did. But hdc 2 in next 3 sts confuses me a bit. I believe we're supposed to do 2 half double crochets in the same stitch, but the next 3 sts part confuses me. Do we do 2 hdc in the same stitch, move to the next stitch and do 2 hdc in that one, and then repeat for the 3rd stitch? We're not supposed to do 4 hdc in the same stitch, are we?
By the way, in case it matters, the entire instruction is, "sc 3, hdc 1, hdc 2 in next 3 sts"