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Need clarification on instructions

I am working on the cap-sleeve top in the "Crochet that Fits" by Mary Jane Hall, the directions for the sleeves are a bit confusing. I get really confused on row 3, below are the instructions.

Ch 41

Row 1: (RS) Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each rem ch across; turn - 39 dc (got this part)

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, dc in blo of each dc across, ending with last dc in first skipped ch; turn - 39 dc (got this part too)

Row 3: Work same as Row 2, ending with last dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 (confused where to stop)

Row 4-10: Rep Row 3, 7 times more. End after last row. (not a clue what it means)

What confuses me is that is doesn't tell me how many stiches there are in row 3. Does it mean that I need to shorten every row on one side and not the other? If someone knows the answer please let me know I really want to finish this sweater it is so pretty.


Your Row 3 instructions say do everything the same as Row 2, except that your last dc should be made in the third of the ch-3 you did when you turned on Row 2. That ch-3 should be counted as a dc so that description in your instructions is simply telling you that is where you make your last dc. Your stitch count should remain at 39.

After you do Row 3, you repeat these instructions for Row 4-10. You end after you finish Row 10.