I'm attempting to crochet snowflakes and every one of them begins with ch6, join with slip st to form a ring, then ch1, (sc in ring, ch5) 6 times.
I understand what this means, except for the part about single crochet in ring. Does it mean I go around the ring again with sc? It doesn't look like all the pictures, so I don't know what to do! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
-- Confused Crocheter
Dear Confused Crocheter,
"(sc in ring, ch 5) 6 times" means to do what you see in the parentheses 6 times.
"sc in ring" means to work a sc into the ch6 ring that you just formed by chaining 6, then joining with a sl st to form a ring. To do so, insert your hook in the ring formed by the ch 6, then yo, pull through a loop, yo, pull through both loops on your hook. You have completed a sc in the ring.
Working "in ring" is just working your crochet stitch into a big space instead of on top of another crochet stitch.
Since you will do this 6 times, you will end up with 6 sc all worked into the same ch-6 ring that you created at the very beginning. This will make up your first ROUND for the snowflake.
Sorry if I didn't answer this in time for the holidays! I hope working in a ring makes sense now.
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