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« on: February 10, 2008 06:55:18 PM »

What does this phrase mean? 
"Sc 1, sc2 into next st* around, 18 sts."
I know that sc1 is a 'single crochet', and sts is 'stitches'.  It's the sc2blahblahblah that confuses me.  The help sites that I've visited mostly show the basic stitches, how to crochet in a circle, making fancy-pants stitches, etc.; I haven't found anything that explains instructions like this. 
Can anyone help meh?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008 07:43:31 PM »


This online tutorial was helpful for me at the beggining...

http://craftydaisies.com/2007/05/22/learn-to-crochet-lesson-1/
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008 08:35:22 PM »

it's just saying to alternate making 1 single crochet in a stitch and making 2 single crochets in a stitch until you reach the end of the row or round.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008 08:41:42 PM »

"Sc 1, sc2 into next st* around."

type it out. it really helps.

Single crochet one, single crochet twice in the next stitch = repeat around. 
It may look like 2sc or sc2

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008 08:44:57 PM »

"Sc 1, sc2 into next st* around."

type it out. it really helps.

Single crochet one, single crochet twice in the next stitch = repeat around. 
It may look like 2sc or sc2



Yeah thats kind of what i have to do in my head lol and even then sometimes i get confused. But a lot of people kind of assume you know what they mean, and i know a lot of patterns dont explain that the * means repeat.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008 08:48:20 PM »

"Sc 1, sc2 into next st* around."

type it out. it really helps.

Single crochet one, single crochet twice in the next stitch = repeat around. 
It may look like 2sc or sc2



Yeah thats kind of what i have to do in my head lol and even then sometimes i get confused. But a lot of people kind of assume you know what they mean, and i know a lot of patterns dont explain that the * means repeat.

I could not understand how to read patterns because of that. I would try different things and somehow it worked XD now it's simple for me.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008 09:57:50 PM »

Awright!  Thanks for your help, peoples.  I'm super excited to crochet "for real".
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