I went out and got some Lamb's pride (I love that yarn! oh the colours!) and sat down to make myself the corset belt. I figured out the crossed double crochet I think but I'm a bit troubled about the number of stitches in the pattern. I'm doing the size 38 (which admittedly I'm not sure of. I measured my hips rather than my waist since it's more of a hip belt but it does talk about waiste measurements... this is not the main problem though). So you start with 128 chains, then you do a sc into the second chain from the hook and go all the way along until you are done. this leaves you with 127 sc stitches. Here's where I get confused. From what I see each crossed dc takes two stitches in the chain, but since we have an odd number of stitches (127) won't we be left with an extra stitch at the end? In fact it says to make 63 crossed double crochets which would only take 126 sc stitches. Then after the first crossed dc row you are supposed to single crochet into 127 stitches... which means we do still need that odd stitch at the end of the crossed dc row. I'm pretty new to crochet (so far all I have made is a simple had and a long skinny scarf) so I am probably just missing something!