Pattern Help!


#21

Your blanket sounds beautiful, Merry. Thanks for sharing the info on the pattern. Yes, “wave” is a better description than “ripple” here, since it is doubled. Looking forward to seeing pictures when you finish!


#22

Hi, I realise this topic was ten years ago, but I am trying to make the same blanket! Could anyone tell me why I end up with 111 stitches instead of 112 when the pattern is correct and fits into each chain? I keep redoing it and end up just the same so am obviously repeating my mistake. Would so much appreciate any help. Thanks


#23

Welcome!
Maybe all these years later @OffJumpsJack can help once again.


#24

I am guessing you are asking about counting the stitches after the first row?

Did you count the three chains, skipped to DC in the fourth chain, as the first DC?


#25

Thanks so much for replying. When I counted the top loops I realised the first 3 chains that form first DC didn’t give me a stitch, so added another chain and so the first DC was made up of 4 chs not 3. It worked out and seems fine with the pattern so will continue. Still don’t understand it though! Thanks again


#26

These are called “turning chains” and I found a video with a brief explanation at the beginning.
Crochet turning chains video.

How to read a crochet pattern and turning chains.