hello artisans! i'm starting a new project, a snood. it's supposed to be "easy" and i'm sure it is, all the same i need a little guidance to get it off the ground. (my first crochet tutor told me the beginning is the hardest, and i'll be damned, she's right every time.) the pattern begins like this --
ch 90 and without twisting ch, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.
rnd 1 (right side): ch 1, sc in ch, ch 1, sk next ch; repeat from * around (45 ch-1 spaces). join with sl st in 1st sc, turn.
the parts in bold are the parts i'm seeking to clarify. is the pattern asking me, at the beginning of rnd 1, to
- make 1 chain
- sc in that 1 chain
- make 1 chain again
- skip the next ch in the ring
- and do it again? 45 times?
here's a picture of my work so far, having only done my interpretation of the ch 1, sc in ch, ch 1, sk next ch part seven times. does it look right? and that said, what does "(45 ch-1 spaces)" mean? i realize, technically, that if i do the ch 1, sc in ch, ch 1, sk next ch part right i will achieve the (45 ch-1 spaces) bit; nevertheless, i would like to know what (45 ch-1 spaces) actually means.
if it seems like i know what i'm doing, this is in fact my second attempt and to my knowledge, i'm not doing anything different. the first time i tried this i didn't end up repeating the ch 1, sc in ch, ch 1, sk next ch part 45 times, so i thought i'd stop here and see what you all think about it.
thanks in advance for the advice you give here... it really does make a difference to those of us who want to learn. ♥