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« on: December 25, 2008 07:40:38 PM »

this makes absolutely no sense to me. maybe one of you all can help me?

i'm crocheting a shirt. it first asks me to do the back, which is a simplework of dc stitches. easy enough. then the shaping for the arm hole comes up. this is what it says:

"Continuing in dc work amrhole shaping for each size noted below as follows: Sk the last 2(3,3,4) sts and the end of the next two rows.

size small: Dc2tog at each end of Rows 26,27,28,32, and 40."

i know what a dc2tog is. but what this section is asking of you is rediculously confusing to me. pleeeeaaase help.

i don't know what it means when it says "skip the last 2 sts and the end of the next two rows. and after the "size small" part, it skips rows. so what in the world am i going to be doing on rows 29,30,31, and 33-40? just simply dc in those rows? if so, how does "Sk the last 2(3,3,4) sts and the end of the next two rows" come into all this

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008 07:10:24 AM »

Basically, you have to make the armhole different sizes depending on what you need, and so I think here you DC2tog into the stitches listed from the piece you've just worked up.

For the "skip the last 2 sts at the end of the next 2 rows," you simply don't stitch into them. You'll have a shorter row before you turn.

Without seeing the entire pattern and the order in which things happen, that's the most I can tell you. But I will say that with complicated patterns, sometimes I just take things one step at a time and trust that it will all work out, even if I don't quite understand why something is happening. Sometimes it doesn't, but often it does, and I usually figure out the point to the instructions when I can see them in action.

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008 12:26:08 PM »


What I believe you are supposed to do is decrease at one end by double crocheting to together and at the other end of the same row you wil stop crocheting 2 stitches before the end of the row to decrease on the other side of the row.  When you turn to do the next row you will repeat that step for 2- 3 more rows.  I hope this has helped.
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 03:17:59 PM »

thanks to both of you very much. ur advice has helped me Smiley
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