Please help me, I am trying to understand a pattern.
I am learning how to crochet, and I am trying a project, but I am not sure if I understood the instructions, mainly the Row 2. This is part of the instructions:
Body Ch 109 (123, 137).
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch and in each ch across; turn – 107 (121, 135) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next dc, and in each dc across, dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Repeat Row 2 until 20 (22, 24)” from beginning. Fasten off.
My questions is: does this mean that I should decrease or I always keep the same size? That is, when I finish the body, it should have 121sts as it has in the beginning or less?
I will copy and paste one more part of the pattern, in case you need more information:
Fold Body in half with right sides together so that piece is now 10 (11, 12)” high x 32 (36, 40)” wide. Sew side seams from bottom corners toward fold line through 12 (14, 15) sc of both thicknesses leaving 40 (40, 45) sc free for each Sleeve opening.