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Laura Douglas

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I’m crocheting my first blanket and got stuck at the end of the second row. Below is the pattern. I don’t understand what “1 hcd on top of beg” means and I’m confused when the new color is supposed to happen. Also it looks like I’m supposed to ch-2 and then ch-2 again before turning... isn’t that just a ch-4??
 

Row 2: 2 hdc in next st, *(sk the next st, 2 hdc in next), repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk the next st, 1 hdc on top of beg ch-2 while joining the next color cream, ch 2 and turn.——-32 hdc clusters and 2 hdc

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Welcome to the 'ville!

Are you familiar with how turning chains work?  Most of the time they count as a stitch, so you have to USE the turning chain at the end of a row, except for SC.

For your pattern, it probably said "chain x, then row 1:HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook, right?  This leaves 2 unused chains at the beginning of row 1.  And at the end of that first row, it said "chain 2, turn"

So you do row 2, which ends with "repeat from * to last 2 sts, sk the next st, 1 hdc on top of beg ch-2 while joining the next color cream, ch 2 and turn.——-32 hdc clusters and 2 hdc"

See the 2 phrases in red, in the last 2 paragraphs?  Those are referring to the same 2 chains: first  you skipped 2 to make the very first stitch at the beginning of row 1, then when you return to those same 2 chains at the end of row 2, you HDC into the topmost chain to finish row 2. 

The chain 2 in blue are at the other end, at the start of row 2: you will return to those again when you end row 3.  

I hope that makes sense, and explains why you can't just chain 4 as you chain 2 in each row end, so if you look at 1 side the end stitches alternate between ch2 & hdc, there's never 4 chains together at the edge  (well, so far on this pattern at least).

Edited by Granny Square

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