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« on: March 05, 2006 07:47:43 PM »

So I made a hat and the top turned out really wonky, which bummed me out. Thank you to Homerof2, who helped me get started. So my hat ended up with a huge point at the top! I would post a picture but the computer won't connect to the camera...so that's to come.

I used the pattern http://www.royalyarns.com/fp/TLC-Ccht/TLC-LW1379.pdf

I started getting confused on
Next Row: ch 3, skip first sc, [dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in nect st] 12 times: [yo and draw up a tp in next st, yo and drawn through 2 lps] twice yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook-dctog made--Don't under stand exactly what to do here, even though it explains it. Mind you I'm a self taught crocheter and have noone to help or show me so I often have a ton of questions.
 
Next Row: ch 1 [sc2tog] 9 times, sc in last st; turn
Next Row: Ch1, [sc2tog], 5 times-5 sts, fasten off
^--what does it mean by 5 sts(stitches)? I don't where to put those 5 sts or what?

So somehow I think I got lost in the pattern and decided to wing it and ended up with a big nipple ont he top of my hat! I'll post pictures a.s.a.p.

Thanks for the help!

my head is tilted so it looks like it's not on all the way, but it is!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006 10:43:53 AM »

Next Row: ch 3, skip first sc, [dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in nect st] 12 times: [yo and draw up a LP in next st, yo and drawn through 2 lps] twice yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook-dctog made

okay.. that is just telling you how to do a decrease. that is all that is.  Essentially what it is trying to say is that you start your dc in one stitch - don't finish it though, start another dc in the next stitch and then when you get to your last step of the dc - that pull through the last two loops on your hook - you would pull through all the loops on your hook, including the ones from the previous dc that you didn't finish... you are decreasing...

Next Row: ch 1 [sc2tog] 9 times, sc in last st; turn
Next Row: Ch1, [sc2tog], 5 times-5 sts, fasten off

the 5 stitches is your total stitch count at the end of your row...that is all.  if you notice on the rest of the pattern, the total number of stitches is listed at the end of the row. 

On a side note, I wonder if this pattern was "checked" by the same person that "checked" the last pattern I got published - looks like the same terminology.  To me it sounds confusing but I had no say in it.  She told me that she is trying to change the way crochet directions are written.  I liked them the way they were - dc decrease is dc dec... not dc2tog well... off my high horse.

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