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« on: November 01, 2007 02:29:56 PM »

I am really new to crocheting. As in only started like a few days ago... I am attempting a pattern and it says chain 4 then do 9 double crochets in first chain. How do i do 9 DC in one chain? Wouldn't 1 DC go in each part of the chain? Or do I put 2 in each? If someone could explain this to me I'd be extremely grateful, because I really need to know, and i can't ask my mom because its something I'm making for her and I'm trying to be very discreet about it...

Any help is appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007 02:52:50 PM »

it says chain 4 then do 9 double crochets in first chain. How do i do 9 DC in one chain?
  You insert your hook into the first chain and do your double crochet, then repeat in that same chain 8 more times.  Trust me, they'll fit unless you're an insanely tight crocheter.  It sounds like you're making something circular.  You'll end up with a little disk of 10 double crochets (the 3 chains in between the first one and the one on your hook form one DC too)
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007 04:33:08 PM »

thanx for the help. my aunt showed me how as wel Smiley she told me that the pattern i was reading forgot to mention joining the chain... thats probably why i didn't understand. and yes it is circular Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007 07:31:05 PM »

I had wondered if it was missing something.  Most circular crochet starts with a joined circle and you make the stitches within the circle and around the ring of chain.  However, there are some things that have you make stitches within one stitch of a chain- like shell stitch.  Hard to say from this distance.  Glad you got it figured out.

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