this is my first crochet thing im doing using a pattern. i am pretty much a beginner in crocheting but i know how to do SC, HDC, and DC. i've made scarfs before but were just simple chain stitch and single crochet. nothing to impressive.
so i thought i would find a pattern that was small and easy. and figure out how to read a pattern and make a project. well i found this flower http://sammimagfiberstar.blogspot.com/2006/03/basic-star-flower.html
from this website http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php
and i am having the worst time with it.
i got the ring part down flat. so much so that i actually got so frustrated (i have done this pattern all nite and keep coming up with the same result) and slipped it on my finger so now a have a crocheted ring. but the part im having problems with is the "Round 2" part and when i get it complete there is no gap (picture on the website) plus the picot
part is throwing me off.This is taken from the website so you know what part im talking about.
"Ch8, skip 2sc, sc in the nxt st around for four petals sl st to join in the beg of the first Ch8; In ch8 do the following: (2 sc, 1hdc, 2dc, 1dc & picot, 2dc, 1hdc, 2sc) join" do you do all the other stuff first then go back and do the part that is in paranthasee or ch8 do the part in parantasee then do the rest.
im so confused!!!
thanx for your help!