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« on: March 30, 2007 08:34:53 PM »

Hello!! I'm not new to Craftster just new to the Crochet Forum.  I recently started learning how to crochet however I was limited to only one stitch.  I bought this awesome book by Afya Ibomu called " Get Your Crochet On!" and I'm trying to make a snood for my locs.  However, I'm stumped on this particular direction for Round 4: it says to Ch 3, * (1 dc in next st, ch1) repeat from * around, join.  I did the Ch 3 then in the next stitch I dc, then with the stitch left on the hook I did a ch1.  Now I'm not particularly sure that I did it right because it was suppose to have a total of 30 stitches from the previous round but it ended up being like double the stitches.  It was really big. So am I reading this wrong?  Please help!!  I undid all the stitches I did so I can start over.  Here is a picture this is where I stopped the beginning of round 4 with the ch 3.  Here is the author's website www.nattral.com

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007 01:52:52 AM »

don't worry you'll get this!

as I understand what you've written, here's round 4, in "english": you will chain 3, then dc in the next stitch, then chain 1, then dc in the next stitch, then chain 1 again, then dc in the next stitch... and so forth.  it sounds like you did the dc in the same stitch, not the next one.  Basically you want to dc in each stitch, and put a chain 1 in between them. 

does that make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007 08:51:48 AM »

basically, when you start a new round, that chain 3 counts as your first double crochet and chain one. Since you had 30 stitches in your previous round, you should have 30 double crochets, and 30 chains in this round. Get it? Youre not skipping any stitches, youre just putting a "space" (the chains) between each stitch.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007 08:59:51 AM »

I've got 2 questions for you:
1) how many stiches is round 3 supposed to to have, and how many stiches is round 4 supposed to have?
2) are the holes supposed to be "v" shaped, or rectangular?

If round 3 and round 4 are supposed to be the same size with rectangular holes, you want it to look like this:
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so you're not double chaining in every stich, but skipping a stich between double-chains, to create the hole. (It also means that there's a mistake in the pattern writing.)

If round 4 is supposed to be double the size of round 3 and the holes are supposed to be sorta v-shaped, then arabella is correct.  You should wind up with the pattern looking roughly like this:
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Only these chains on the bottom row will be right next to each other, so row 4 will ruffle up, unless you lay it out in a circle. 
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