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« on: December 07, 2005 04:13:33 PM »

Okay, so I'm working on a baby blanket for my best-friend's baby...and I've finished the first row...(look at the pretty shells) and I start on the second row and the pattern instructions are completely confounding to me.

They simply don't make sense...

Here is what the pattern says exactly:

ROW 2: With CA (white yarn), ch 5, *skip next sp, sc in next sp, ch 2, skip next sp, dc in next sc**, ch 2; rep from * across, end at ** and chate to CB (yellow yarn) in last dc; turn.

Okay, I interpret that to mean I chain 5 and insert my hook in the space marked below with a black arrow...or should I go to the red arrow...if I start at the black arrow...then where do i go after that?

Someone help!

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005 06:28:17 PM »

Ok, so it's kinda hard to tell from the picture but I interperate that to be the black arrow... what it looks like the previous row is, is a double crochet then a chain stitch, then another double? Ususally you go in the little hole that the chain stitch makes between the two double crochet's ( I am pretty sure that is where you are indicating with the black arrow), that would be a space, as opposed to splitting the "v" of the chain stitch to make your next move. Does that help? Good luck!!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 12:13:59 PM »

Looking at the picture you posted, it looks like your first row was a sc to divide the shells, with each shell being a (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc). Am I correct? This means you ended your first row with a sc. The ch 5 you start row 2 with is your dc (ch 3) and the ch 3 sp in between each dc and sc. I would ch 5, sc in the middle sp of the shell, ch 2, dc in the sc between shells, across to the end. Clear as mud?
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