I took two classes at Joann's on how to crochet. Both the 101 and 201 class...This past week I started on my own project, but am having a problem reading the pattern. It is a hexagon baby blanket which is mostly DC, and bobbles. I get through the first 2 rounds and then it starts to get all squished...and the blanket doesn't lay flat, and looks NOTHING like the picture. I got it off the redheart.com website (and the pattern is in PDF so I couldn't provide you with a link). Here are the first 3 rounds:
With A, ch 3, join with a slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times, join with a slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. Easy enough to understand, and it came out perfect when I did it.
Round 2: Slip st to first ch-1 space, ch 3
, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 5 times, join with a slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. Here is what is confusing, The beginning of round 2 says to slip stitch to first chain - 1 space, chain 3. I just chained 3 after I slip stitched it to the first chain, then did the dc, ch 1, 2dc all in the same space....but what's up with the one space? Then it says in next chain, 1 space, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc. Does that indicate that I need to add an extra space?
Round 3: Join B in first ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, bobble in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, bobble in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3. Round 3 has this same space "stuff" which I can't figure out.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!!??? Please help a beginner