rosemary cortez

Pattern reading

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my first thought for a written pattern is that the + is a sort of punctuation.  like it might have that, then some other instructions, then say "repeat from +", for example.  similar to the way asterisks are often used.  sometimes a "dagger" symbol is used which is kind of like a cross https://www.howtotype.net/symbol/Dagger/  or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_(typography)

but if you are looking at a stitch diagram, or key to symbols in such, a + may simply stand for an sc.  like this https://www.anniescatalog.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=708&type_id=S&scat_id=3

that's all i can think of as possibilities w/o knowing more about the pattern.  

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Rosemary, it would be better to type out the row.  to me it looks like the symbol is punctuation as I said earlier, or you can think of it like a marker.  Does it later say repeat from that symbol, or otherwise refer to it?  

What is the name of the pattern?  And is it in a book, or online, or where is it located?  

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Here's the link to the pattern...

http://www.sunsetfamilyliving.com/strawberry-hat-free-crochet-pattern/

I think the designer is using a cross to indicate that you're going to do a short row. The cross is not a standard crochet symbol. That's why we were all confused. The designer doesn't explain it, either. 

A short row is when you crochet into some, but not all of the previous row. You're making a leaf. The short row is 3 stitches. Do an sc into each of the next 3 sc stitches. TURN. Do the next instructions in the 3 stitches you just made. Repeat turning and building the short row, until the pattern tells you to slip stitch down the edge of the leaf.

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Hi  and Welcome    to Crochetville from the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Grab your yarn and hooks, put your feet up and sit a spell.

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Howdy from Oklahoma

 Welcome to Crochetville

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Ok, it is a "dagger" punctuation symbol, as I said earlier; just think of it as a marker like an asterisk.  However, I cannot see where it serves any purpose in the pattern so it seems you can just ignore it.  

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