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JosieMald

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I am relatively new to crocheting and when I mean new I mean I just started yesterday. I studied the book that I bought but it doesn't really explain reading patterns to much just mostly abbreviations. So I've started this pattern but I am stuck on RND 3. So this is the beginning of the pattern with some extra info.

 

Chocolate brown yarn held double

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. (18)

 

I'm not sure if I am reading this right. So this is what I think I am suppose to do. At the third chain I make a dc then I do the dc inc (2 chains) then the dc and repeat this 5 times and finish up the rest. I tried it this way and it looks weird because the gaps are really big. So I don't know if I'm crocheting it wrong and it just looks weird or I read the pattern wrong. Another thing is when it says ch 3 am I suppose to make 3 chains or use the third stitch from the sc? I feel like I am making this more complicated then it seems.

 

 

Thanks in advance.

Josie

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Okay so I went through my book again and realized that it never explained dc inc it only explained decreasing which is weird so I finally found a good tutorial. Though my question still remains. In the beginning of Rnd 3 do I make 3 ch? I'm sorry I am such a noob. I am going to try and do 3 ch and see how it looks because I am getting desperate. I have been trying to complete this hat since yesterday.

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Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. (18)

 

for round 3, you start out by chaining 3, this is what is known as a turning chain. In this case the chain3 stands in for a dc stitch and is counted as a stitch. Next you make a dc inc (which as you know is 2 dc made into the same stitch), into the next sc of the previous round. Next make one dc into the next sc of previous round. Continue around making a dc inc, then a single dc. at the end of this round you will have 18 dc. Make a slip sttich into the top of the turning chain 3, that is, into the 3rd chain stitch.

 

I think that round 2 should have started with a chain1, your first sc will usually be kind of squished if you don't do a turning chain first. that chain1 would not be counted as a stitch.

 

What book are you using?

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