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!