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#1 mumof3angels09

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 05:58 AM

Hi
I just joined yesterday and have had so much fun last night looking over all the tips and patterns
As i said on my welcome note I cant read patterns
So if someone could explain to me what the following means plz

2 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 2 sc.

the part highlighted in red is what is getting me I can do the 2 single crochet but dont get why at the end of the line it has "- 2 sc" cause the next row goes

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc - 3 sc.
Continue to work in back loops only, unless directed to do otherwise

It has that " - " at the end of each line

Am I making sense ......hope so
Thanks all
mumof3 :))



#2 cris

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 06:21 AM

That is basically telling you how many stitches total that row has. So Row 1 has 2 sc in it... because you only put 2 in. When you do the next row, you are putting 2 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the next stitch - totalling 3 single crochets. It also kinda gives you indication that the ch 1 at the beginning of your row is *not* counting as a stitch in this pattern.

Hope this helps.
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#3 RoseRed

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 08:46 AM

It's called a stitch count. The number in the parentheses show you how many stitches you should have on that row or round.

#4 jleinhauser

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 09:56 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet! Now it's time for you to learn to read crochet patterns, and fortunately you can learn to do that very easily. Use your favorite search engine (mine is Google) and enter

www.yarnstandards.com


When you get to that page, look at the left-hand column, find "crochet patterns: how to
read" and click on that. Try it, you'll like it!



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#5 RoseRed

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 10:32 AM

What an awesome reference for those that are just starting out!

#6 mumof3angels09

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:42 PM

Thanks everyone :))
Its kind of fun learning to read the patterns :))

thanks again so glad I found Crochetville :clap