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Trouble understanding 3dec-3 st decrease using that rounds st


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#1 Craftyamr

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Hi!  I would consider myself an intermediate crocheter, and understand sc, hdc and dc decrease, but this pattern has thrown me for a loop.  http://marjorieashby...-washcloth.html .  So far, I am stuck on Round 3, and by the looks of it, I'll also be stuck on Round 5.  One of the stitches is "3dec - 3 st decrease using that rounds st (uses 3 stitches)".  I understand that the stitches being used in Round 3 are DC, so does that mean I have to DC decrease 3x or something else?  It appears that the Designer indicates the 3dec in paranthesis later in the Round, but I'm lost and unsure.  Also, I think there is a * missing?  Round 3 reads...

 

Slp 1, Ch 2, dc next 9, 3dec, dc next 3, 2 dc next 6, dc next 3, dec, dc next 3, 2 dc next 6, dc next 3*, 3dec, rep * to * 1x, (yo, insert hook in next, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, insert hook in top of ch 2, yo, pull through all loops on hook, final 3dec made),  join to 1st dc.  *the join loop and beginning slp count 1 st, as the sk’p st in the 3dec.

 

Also, why would the start the 3rd round with a Slp 1, when Row 2 ended with a join?

 

Thanks for any help!



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Hi, welcome to the ville :hook Her 3 dec is a 2-dc cluster made over 3 stitches. Start a dc, skip a stitch, start another dc, finish off the two dc as one. Like this http://www.nexstitch...rochet_dec.html but skipping a st in the middle. Her description of it as "using that round's stitches" is odd---of course it is made up of that round's stitches.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Thank you so much for your help!  Your explanation along with the video seems alot easier than I was making it!  So, would you recommend I ignore what she has written in paranthesis in that row?



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

No, that part appears to be a decrease combined with joining at the end of the round.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Thanks again!