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« on: November 26, 2006 04:17:23 PM »

when a pattern says, for example, "dc in each dc across..." does it mean the same thing as "dc in each st across..."?

or do they mean different things, such as crocheting in a different part of the stitch?
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2006 04:34:37 PM »

First off, asking questions is SMART, not dumb Smiley

Dc in each dc across is pretty much the same as dc in each stitch across. Dc in each dc just means you are doublecrocheting in each stitch of the row before--and those stitches in the row before just happen to be doublecrochets, as well !
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2006 04:36:32 PM »

Yes..it means that as long as the previous stitches are double crochet...and generally, when a pattern reads this way they are.
But every so often oddball instructions come along.

And yes...asking questions is VERY smart. Playing and asking are my two primary ways of learning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2006 08:44:44 PM »

I asked this same question when I first started to crochet and I got the same great answers too and I was always told that it never hurts to ask a question even if it's the same one over and over again. That's how we learn right? As a matter of fact I think I did ask this ? more then once on here come to think of it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006 07:30:06 AM »

Thanks everyone! And thanks for the encouragement - I'm sure I'll be asking more questions as I try harder patterns Smiley

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