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Double Crochet Stitch Combinations - Crocheting Tutorial
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Photo copyright 2008 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I've marked the photo with numbers, corresponding to explanations (see below) for the crochet pattern term abbreviations and meanings, to make it easy to learn how to follow written crochet pattern directions. It's always easier to understand when there's a close look at the stitches for you to go by.

This photo shows a portion of one of my original cloth patterns,
Pointed Edging Double Crochet Cloth Free Pattern.

Explantions for Stitches on Lower Photo:

  • 1. ch 3 = chain 3. This is used at the beginning of a row of double crochet, as a way to start the row at the same height as the rest of the double crochet stitches in the row. The chain-3 counts as the first double crochet stitch of the row.
  • 2. dc in ea of next 2 dc = double crochet in each of next two double crochet
  • 3. ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp = chain 1, skip next chain-1 space.
  • 4. dc in ea of next 2 dc = double crochet in each of next two double crochet
  • 5. skip next dc = skip next double crochet
  • 6. 2 dc in ea of next 2 dc = make 2 double crochet in each of next 2 double crochet. This instruction could also be written as "(2 dc in next dc) twice", which completely spelled out would read as: "2 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc". The repeats in parenthesis are used to shorten the amount of words used in the pattern directions (some patterns would be extremely lengthy, otherwise).
  • 7. skip next dc = skip next double crochet

The upper photo shows the entire row and the lower photo shows only a portion of that same row.

Written by Sandi Marshall, copyright 2008 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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