The Stitching Porch

 

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2 thoughts on “The Stitching Porch

  1. Victoria Rich says:

    Hi Jennifer, I am crocheting your stripedy tree skirt for my Easter tree and I have a question. On row six and following, where I increase the double crochet by 1 on each row, am I also increasing by 1 on the 2nd part of the instructions? Or is it DC in next 4 dc or should I also increase this to 5 dc?

    • Jennifer Edwards says:

      Hi Victoria! When you start each round, you are making a chain 3. This ch-3 functions as the first DC. So when it says at the beginning of a round to “ch 3, dc in next 3 dc”, this is like having 4dc in a row. That is the only time on the round that this occurs, because you only ch-3 ONCE at the beg of each round. Therefore the directions then say to “dc in next 4 dc” because that is the pattern. SO…on the next round, you will ch 3, dc in next 4 dc (creating 5 dc in a row), then 2 dc in next dc, and then you will rep this pattern: “dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc.”
      Does this make any sense? This is the standard way a circle is created in crochet. By adding one dc to the line-up of dc stitches in between each “2dc in one dc”. It allows for the circle to grow.
      I’m so glad you are making this! I hope all turns out well!
      Jennifer

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