Could someone help with directions

Posted by: dmbauer@nycap.rr.com (IP Logged)
Date: September 19, 2009 09:00AM

I can't understand what the directions are asking me to do on the first round. Ch 3 1 DC in ring-counts as DC 2 tog. Ch 2 (yoh and draw up a loop in ring. yoh and draw threw 2 loops on hook)twice. yoh and draw all loops on hock-dc 2 tog made. If someone could help me understand that would be great. Thank you

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: September 19, 2009 06:20PM

Basically the instructions are having you make two dc which you decrease into one stitch.

You first do a ch-3 in the ring that you just completed to raise your work up to dc height. Then go ahead and do a regular American dc then do a ch-2.

Now, you have one loop on your hook, yoh which gives you a second loop around your hook. Insert your hook into the ring, do another yoh which gives you 3 loops on your hook. Now draw your yarn through 2 of the 3 loops. 2 loops left on your hook.

Do a yoh again, so you now have 3 loops on your hook. Insert hook into the ring and do a yoh so you now have 4 loops on your hook. Draw your yarn through two loops -- you now have 3 loops left on your hook. Now draw your yarn through all 3 loops.

Posted by: Kristy (IP Logged)
Date: October 04, 2009 06:42PM

I am very new to crocheting and teaching myself through a book. I am trying to make newborn baby caps and the part I am stuck on is: 2dc in each dc around....not sure exactly what this means.

If you have your own question, it is better to post as a new topic rather than to piggy back on an existing post. When your instructions tell you to do 2dc in each dc it is basically telling you to do a dc on top of a dc you did in a previous row or round. Then in the same stitch, do another dc -- you are taking what is one stitch -- the dc from the previous round -- and making it into two stitches -- the two new dc you are working in the next row or round.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHENtR IN 5TH CH FROM HK AND IN EA REM CH ACROSS (107 TR CIYNTUNG CH-4 AS 1TR) cH 4, TURN

As a general rule, if you have a new, unrelated question to ask, it is better to start a new topic than post your question to an existing topic.

As to the question you posted:

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHENtR IN 5TH CH FROM HK AND IN EA REM CH ACROSS (107 TR CIYNTUNG CH-4 AS 1TR) cH 4, TURN

This sounds like the American treble crochet where you wrap your yarn around the hook twice before you start drawing the yarn through. If you do not know how to do a tc, try googling treble crochet stitch or tc stitch for websites with more instructions.

So you have a length of foundation chains. Count down to the fifth chain from your hook -- the loop on your hook does not count. Insert your hook into this fifth chain to work a tc (treble crochet.) Then in every remaining chain you will work a tc. When you finish you will have worked 106 tc plus you count those four chs you skipped (remember you started on the fifth chain down) as the equivalent of a TC so your pattern is telling you that you will end this row with 107 stitches.

I have a question to ask for your help, please. I crochet a bib and it comes to a shape of a neck they ask to do 1 sc in each of first 6 sts. Yoh and draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - sc2tog made. I really not quite understand what is this mean. Would you please help me to solve this problem?

The directions that have you a little confused are instructions on how to decrease from 2 stitches to just one.

What you will do is insert your hook into the next sc and pull a loop through just as if you were going to do a regular sc. However, instead of pulling yarn through the two loops on your hook, you will insert your hook into the next stitch over and draw yarn through it -- again as if you were doing a regular sc. Now you have three loops on your hook. Draw your yarn through all three loops -- you have done an sc decrease making two stitches into one.