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Hi all

I am a beginner and am working in an amigurumi pattern that is confusing me. 

 

The pattern says:

dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc1 *repeat to end: 30 sts.

dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc2 *repeat to end: 40 sts.

dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc3 *repeat to end: 50 sts.

dc 2 rounds. *dc2 into one dc, dc4 *repeat to end: 60 sts.

dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc5 *repeat to end: 70 sts.

dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc13 *repeat to end: 75 s

 

The lines with dc 1 rnd/ dc 2 rnds / dc 3 rnds etc at the start are confusing me.  Does it mean do what follows for 1/2/3 rounds? Or should I be doing a dc round in between the increasing round? Note the pattern in UK terminology. 

Or is the bit at the start of the line irrelevant?

It has similar directions for decreasing: 

 

*dc2tog, dc13 *repeat to end: 70 sts.
dc 4 rnds. *dc2tog, dc5 *repeat to end: 60sts.
dc 3 rnds. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 50sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc3 *repeat to end: 40sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc2 *repeat to end: 30sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 20sts.
Stuff
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Any help greatly received. Thanks!

 

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Welcome to the 'ville!

Your pattern is unconventionally written, it would have been a lot more helpful if it had numbered the rounds.

I'm going to assume "something" went before your first set of instructions, probably for more than 1 round, but I'm going to call all of that 'round zero' and re-write the first part that you posted more conventionally, with numbered rounds.

round 0: something that ends with 24 stitches.

rnd 1: dc 1 round.

rnd 2: *dc2 into one dc, dc1 *repeat to end: 30 sts.

rnd 3: dc 1 round.

rnd 4:*dc2 into one dc, dc2 *repeat to end: 40 sts.

rnd 5: dc 1 round.

rnd 6: *dc2 into one dc, dc3 *repeat to end: 50 sts.

rnd 7 and 8 :dc 2 rounds. (round 7 is the first round of this instruction, round 8 is the second round, not that 7 is 2 rounds and 8 is 2 rounds; that wouldn't make any sense round numbering wise anyway, but jut wanted to be clear.)

rnd 9: *dc2 into one dc, dc4 *repeat to end: 60 sts.

rnd 10-12: dc 3 rnds.

rnd 13: *dc2 into one dc, dc5 *repeat to end: 70 sts.

rnd 14-16: dc 3 rnds.

rnd 17: *dc2 into one dc, dc13 *repeat to end: 75 s

So all I did was added row numbers and carriage returns to what you typed.  The same principle applies for the decrease end.  I'll just start with round 100

rnd 100:*dc2tog, dc13 *repeat to end: 70 sts.
rnd 101-104: dc 4 rnds.

rnd 105: *dc2tog, dc5 *repeat to end: 60sts.
rnd 106-108: dc 3 rnds.

rnd 109: *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 50sts.
rnd 110: dc 1 rnd.

rnd 111: *dc2tog, dc3 *repeat to end: 40sts.
rnd 112:dc 1 rnd.

rnd 112: *dc2tog, dc2 *repeat to end: 30sts.
rnd 113: dc 1 rnd.

rnd 114:*dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 20sts.

Not all parts of a toy needs to be numbered, but they SHOULD be in areas of shaping.  If you are making a tube, like a body or leg, not so much, but then it should start re-numbering when it stops being a tube and say something like 'shape foot:  round 1 etc.'.

 

 

 

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Hi Granny Square

Thank you for the warm welcome and taking the time to respond so thoroughly to my question.  Thank you for writing out the instructions like that, they make much more sense now!

And apologies, I should have said that I had only copy and pasted the bits that were confusing me. You are correct that there is the beginning part before the section I posted 

thanks again, I’m so thankful that I found this site! 

Now I’m off to rip back what I’ve done and add in those missing rounds! Ah well, it’s good practice!!

thanks!

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Welcome to the 'ville.

Since I dont know what part of the world you are in and you said you are a beginner I want to point out that a UK dc is a US sc.

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