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Help reading pattern

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

 
sheawulf wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

You have a base of 12 sts

You have a base of 12 sts after Row 2.
To do Row 3: Ch 3 (count as first dc), *dc inc, dc* five times, dc inc. Join with a sl st. (18).
Ch 3 is like your foundation chain. Just yarn over, and pull a loop through the loop on the hook, 3 times. It treat it as if it is a double crochet. By making a chain at the beginning, you bring the yarn up to the working level of the other stitches. If you make a double crochet at the beginning instead of a chain, it would not be even and level with the rest of the round.
DC inc means to double crochet twice in the same sc space. By following this, you will have DC (ch3), 2DC in one space, DC, 2 DC in one space, etc.. all the way around. Make your join at the very top of the Ch 3 where it start the next DC. There will be space between. This is normal.

Hope this helps.
Susan

 
josiemald wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

website

This is the site http://knitprocro.com/Aviator-Baby-Hat/.
I passed the part that I was stuck on before now I am stuck on a new part. Maybe you could help me with that. I am at the point where I started the new yarn. I've already attached the tan and went around the entire edge like the italic words said. But then I read Rnd 15 and it's pretty much telling me to do the same.

Rnd 15: 9 sc, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 9 sc along the brim of the hat, 2 sc on the end of each dc row, 2 sc in the first st on the bottom edge of the earflap, sc, 2 sc in next st, 2 sc on the end of each dc row. Sl st into the first tan st. (51)

So I'm not the sure if the italic words where telling me what I had to do but Rnd 15 is telling me how I should do it. Anyways, I counted the stitches of how I did and I counted 54....So I am assuming I am going to have to start over and follow Rnd 15 as a guide...This hat is going to be the end of me I swear. As a beginner I should have picked out something easy lol.

 
Mother Hen 1 wrote 2 years 8 weeks ago

Josie , Can you post the

Josie ,
Can you post the Name, and if you have a site for this pattern ?
To me it reads like the beginning of a Round item !

Best to you as you Create > " Creating Is A God Thing "
Mother Hen <><

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