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What does 2dc in base of ch 3 in crochet mean(how to do it?

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#1 enigmaenigma


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:42 PM

Hi i am doing a sweater for new born baby and i am a newbie and am not able to understand this 5th row

4. Dc in next 7, CORNER, dc in next 13, CORNER, dc in next 17, CORNER, dc in next 13, CORNER, dc in last 8 sts. Ch 3, turn. (71 sts)
5. 2dc in base of ch 3, *Sk 1 st, Shell in next. Rep * across to last 2 sts. Sk next st, 2dc in last, Join with sl st to beg ch. Fasten off pink.

Could any explain the 5th row in the instructions and it would be great.

Thanks in advance

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:15 PM

just make your 2 dc at the base of the ch3 that you made before you turned. think of it as being in the top of the last dc, i think that would be simplest.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:22 PM

In row 4, you ended with a 3 chain, so on row 5 you are going to work 2 dc in the same stitch that you started the 3 chain from (it's base). You are essentially making three dc in one place.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:00 PM

Thanks a lot magiccrochetfan and jennybunny for the answer.I could move ahead with my project.