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Leisure Arts Heartwarming wrap baby blanket - need help!

Hi! I am starting a crocheted baby blanket for my dqughter who just found out she is pregnant! Woohoo!!!! I am totally confused by row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc plus ch 2, now and throughout), turn; dc in next dc, (2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) across to beginning ch, ch2, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch: 99dc

I am not as good at crochet as knitting, but this is the pattern she wants. The pattern is in Leisure Arts little books "So sweet baby afghans" Pattern 2 if anyone has done it. Thanks for your help! Beth


Does it make more sense if you think about doing your ch-5 and then turning to work back along the previously completed row of stitches?

I am having the same problem and don't know where to get the answer so I hope someone who knows can answer us. If someone can help please let us know . Thank you

When working in dc, one usually begins a new row with a ch-3 so that when you work your first dc, it will be perpendicular to the row instead of at the angle that would be created if you just had a ch-1 and then did a dc. The pattern is telling you to do ch-5, which is longer than you need to bring your work up to dc height so the pattern is saying that this ch-5 represents a dc plus a ch-2. I assume that later in your patter instructions you will be separating some of your dc with ch-2's.

I found the pattern for the heartwarming wrap in the craft store and loved it but I found the second row to be very confusing to me and need some assistance.  The part where it says to do the chain 5 I understand, but then it says  to turn: dc in the next dc, (2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) across to the beginning ch, chain 2, skip next 2 chs, dc in next ch: 99 dc.  This whole thing is very confusing to me.  What does it mean when it says "across to beginning ch".  I do not understand that at all.  And what does it mean when it says next ch: 99 dc.  This has completely baffled me.  Could you please try to explain it to me.  Hopefully I can get it.  Thanks so much.

Does my response to an earlier post about the ch-5 help?Have you tried following the instructions step-by-step with yarn and hook in hand?  Sometimes what we cannot comprehend by trying to visualize mentally, works out just fine if we follow the instructions step-by-step.  Following the instructions with the work in hand also helps us "see" what is meant by a ch-2 or a dc in the previous row.