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confused on a step in my scarf pattern

Hi, I am a new crocheter and glad to have found this site! It's not easy to teach yourself to do this, and hoping for some help from the more experienced! =)
My pattern is from Melissa Leapman's Cozy Crochet Kit ~ the mohair scarf project. The steps are:
foundation row: dc into 10th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip next 3 ch, dc into next ch. Repeat from * across. Ch 5, turn.
Row1: *Sc into next ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc into next dc, ch 2. repeat from * across, ending with sc under turning -ch 5, ch 2, dc into third ch of turning-ch. Ch 6, turn.
Row 2: Skip first dc, *dc into next dc, ch 3. Repeat from * across, ending with dc into third ch of turning-ch 5, turn.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for patt until piece measures 60"long from beg. ending after row2 of pattern.

My problem is at Row 1, i don't understand the "ending with sc under turning-ch 5 ..... dc into third ch of turning-ch." I can see that I will run into instruction again in Row 2. Where are these turning chains?? It appears that there are 10 chains from the foundation row that loop around.. is that the turning-ch? HELP! lol! (and thank you!)


In order to bring the first stitch up to the height of the stitches which will follow for the rest of the row, one usually works a certain number of chains to equal the height of the stitch. In knitting a flat fabric, for instance all double crochet stitches across a row of all double crochets, one would work three chains at the end of the last row, turn and begin working double crochets. The reason is that a group of three chains is about the same height as a double crochet stitch.

"Turning" refers to the fact that these extra chains are done at the end of one row and before the start of the next. So turning chains are only located at places where the fabric actually turns.

The first row instructions should have indicated that the very beginning chain created a much larger hole.In the case of the first hole, the one created when you dc'd into the 10th chain, the chains add up to three for the space between stitches (on the bottom) three for the turn (substituting for a dc) and three for the top of the space between the stitches. When you work the next row back, work your single crochet into the hole (aka "under") then count three chains from the dc in the row below and insert your hook into the next chain. That should look like the right place to make a straight line going up the side of the work. On subsequent rows, count up three chains from the base of your ch-5 and insert your hook into that chain. That will be like working into the top of a dc.

I worked the instructions that were posted and < I think they are WRONG !
I added 5 chains on row 1 and 5 at the turning on row 5 .
Thanks for a cute pattern !!


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