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Posted by: nanaicu2 (IP Logged)
Date: October 16, 2009 09:10PM

what does it mean Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. Ch 3?
I can't figure out the ch-2 sp.

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Posted by: Jane R (IP Logged)
Date: October 16, 2009 11:02PM

Hi Nanaicu2, This sounds like part of a shell stitch to me. A common shell is 2dc,ch2,2dc. You would slip stitch in each of the 2dc and slip stitch in the ch-2sp then Ch3. This also sounds like the end of the row....hope this helps. All the best, Jane

Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: October 17, 2009 10:29AM

"sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp. ch 3..."

Translation: Work a slip stitch (sl st) in each of the next 2 double-crochet stitches (2 dc) and the space created by the "chain 2" of the previous row/round (ch-2 sp); chain 3...

"ch-2 sp" is a description (not an action) telling you there is a space (sp) there, created on the previous row/round when you chained 2, so it's called a "chain-2 space (ch-2 sp)".

When you work in the space, insert your hook directly to the space (hole), not into any of the stitches.

thank you!! I am a newbie crocheter and am trying to do a pattern by Melissa Leapman from the Cozy Crochet Kit (Mohair Scarf) and that "ch-3 sp" had me totally stumped! I'll try what Craftsman is describing... i think it will work now! (before my width kept increasing and increasing... not looking scarf-like at all!! lol! thank you!! =)

Sl st in each of next 2 dc and ch-2 sp.
Translation: Slip stitch (sl st) in each of the next 2 double-crochet stitches (dc) and the chain-2 space.

"ch-2 sp" = "chain-2 space", that is, the space that was created by a "chain 2" on the previous row or round. When working "in" a space, insert your hook directly into the space or "hole", not into the chain that created the space.