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« on: August 28, 2008 11:40:46 AM »

I'm working on this Shoulder bag from Lionbrand (http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cchs-bag.html?noImages=) and I'm having trouble understanding this part of the instructions:

FLAP: Place a marker on 11th st from end of rnd, cont counting 23 more sts from marker and place a second marker. Return to work. Ch2, turn.
Row 1: : Work in hdc over next 21 sts, Ch2 turn.
Rows 2, 4 & 6: Work in hdc over 21 sts inserting hook under all loops of each hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 & 5 : Hdc in each of the 21 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 7, 9 & 11: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc, dec 1 hdc. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 8, 10 & 12: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st to last 2 hdc inserting hook under all loops of each hdc, dec 1 hdc (9 sts rem). Fasten off.

What exactly does "under all loops" mean? How is that different than making a normal hdc? Which loops are "all the loops"? If the alternate rows said to stitch in the back or front loop only, then these instructions would suggest that I return to stitching normally for these rows, but as it is I don't understand what they mean by all loops. I'm guessing it means to do something different than a normal hdc, but I'm not sure what?

If anyone can explain this, it would be greatly appreciated  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008 01:50:07 AM »

I'm just guessing here--but when you make a hdc there are the normal 2 loops on top that you would normally crochet into, but if you look at it straight on from the side (rather than from the top) there is an extra loop that is part of the body of the stitch.  Maybe they want you to crochet under there?  They really should have a note when they say something weird like that! It's probably just a design element, so you could probably ignore it...
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008 09:43:09 PM »

I agree with what she said. ^
Have you ever made lace, or granny squares, where you put your hook in the space under where you'd normally insert it? This looks a lot cleaner when you're going for the lacy look, and that's what I assume the pattern calls for.

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