I am a beginner at crochet, and have been doing small projects (scarves, "lovie's", pot holders, etc) to practice my stitches, and I think I have them down okay, so I'm ready to start with a pattern. But I am having the hardest time reading the pattern! I know the abbreviations for the stitches - that's not the problem, but I have no idea how many stitches to begin with for the very first row.
"WAVY BABY BLANKET
Wavy stitch (multiple of 13 sts + 4: 1-row repeat)
Set up row: Beg in second ch from hook, sc second ch and in next ch; skip 1 ch, sc in next 5 ch . . ."
So . . . how many chains am I supposed to start with? Can anyone translate this into English?
Answer by busybee68 at 8:49 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 9:20 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Most sites I've looked at for patterns TELL you how many to begin with. If I were using this pattern, I'd do multiples of 17 stitches until it's the width you're looking for.
Have you looked at www.lionbrand.com for patterns? They might be easier for you to read. You might have to sign up for a free account--I've never been spammed from them though.
Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:25 AM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by Lizbutt1 at 9:29 AM on Mar. 26, 2009