First and foremost I would like to say that I love this website and forum!!! I have become a much more skillful knitter since using this website!! However, I have a project that I need to complete and it can only be done by crocheting. I know that this is a knitting forum but I was hoping that some of you very talented knitters also know a thing or two about crochet and would be willing to help me out. I take bellydance lessons and need to make covers for my finger cymbals (zils). They need to be crocheted in the round. I have never crocheted before and have done my best to teach myself how to work this pattern. I believe that round 1 and 2 look fairly satisfactory, however, round three and four are somewhat of a mystery to me. The instructions are as follows:

Chain 6. Join with slip stitch to first chain to form a ring.

Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as first dc.) Do 11 more dc in ring. Join to top of opening ch3 with a slip stitch. 12 dc in all.

Round 2: Chain 5 (counts as first dc followed by ch2). (Dc in next dc, ch 2) 11 times. Join in 3rd chain of opening ch5 with slip stitch.

Round 3: Chain 1. (3 sc in ch2 space, sc in next dc) 12 times. Join with slip stitch to opening sc. 48 sc in all.

Round 4: Chain 3 (counts as first hdc followed by ch1). (Skip 1 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1) 11 times. Join with slip stitch to 2nd chain of opening ch3.

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Cut a piece of elastic 4 ¾ inches in length. Thread through the hdc’s of round 4. Sew ends together.

I am having a hard time figuring out what I need to do when it says to 3 sc in ch2 space - do I just sc three separate times in the area created by the previous ch2. Additionally, in round 4 how do I identify the sc’s that I should skip and the ones I should hdc??

Can anyone help by explaining this pattern to me?? or does anyone know of a good website that has brilliant instructional videos like this website which can illustrate what I need to know?? I know it probably seems a little silly but I have very limited crochet experience and I am having a hard time finding someone who can show me in person. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks :slight_smile:

For round 3, you do three single crochets in each chain2 space of round 2
The end of round 3 is joining to the first sc of round three
Round 4 starts with the yarn in the first sc of round three, so you do your chain3, then skip the very next sc. So if you number your round 3 sc’s starting with where your yarn is already as #1, you skip #2, hdc in #3, then contiue around skipping the evens and hdc in the odds. I’m trying to post pictures but we’ll see if it works

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