problems with a pattern

i'm fairly new to crocheting and still have issuses with reading patterns, any help would be wonder full.

Beret:
Ch 5; join with a sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 1, [3 dc in ring, ch 1] 4 times; join with a sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) all in next dc, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp **, ch 1, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * around, end at **; sc in top of ch-3 to join and form last ch-1 sp – ten 3-dc groups.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc; [ch 1, 3 dc] twice all in next ch-1 sp – inc made; * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, inc in next sp; rep from * around; sc in top of ch-3 to join – 15 3-dc groups.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp; rep from * around; sc in top of ch-3 to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc, * ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, inc in next sp **, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp; rep from * around, end at **; sc in top of ch-3 to join – twenty 3-dc groups.

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 3 – thirty 3-dc groups.

Rnds 7-10: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 11: Rep Rnd 4 EXCEPT end with "ch 1, sl st in top of ch-3" instead of "sc in top of ch-3" to join.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in next dc and in each dc around skipping all ch-1 sps; join with a sl st in top of ch-3 – 90 sts.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in next 6 dc; draw up a lp in next 2 dc, yo and through all 3 lps on hook – dec made; * sc in next 7 dc, dec over next 2 dc; rep from * around; join to first sc – 80 sc.

Rnds 14-21: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join to first sc. Fasten off after Rnd 21 leaving a long (30") end.

Fold sc band in half to wrong side and sl st in place to wrong side of Rnd 13. Weave in ends.

i got the first and second rounds to come out correctly but im completely lost on the thrid

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I think that this is how Round 3 is supposed to break down. If this works out correctly, I think that you can figure out the following rounds.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc over sc;-- I think that what they want you to do is work 2dc in the first sc

[ch 1, 3 dc] twice all in next ch-1 sp – inc made; -- In the previous round you made some ch-1's between stitches. These now become the ch-1 space reference here. Since you were able to work round 2, I assume you know how to work into a space. What the pattern is saying is make ch1, then work 3 dc in the ch-1 space and then make another chain and do another 3 dc in this same ch-1 space. You are doing an increase.

* ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, -- this should be clear to you.

inc in next sp; -- it's telling you to do the [ch 1, 3dc] twice that you did earlier.

rep from * around; -- repeat everything that followed the asterisks which would be: *ch1, 3 dc in next sp, inc in next sp and you continue to repeat these steps until you get to . . . . .

sc in top of ch-3 to join – 15 3-dc groups.