I have been a very basic crocheter for years & really want to start learning to do more stitches, etc. I'm trying to crochet a baby blanket right now via a pattern & am stuck on a row.
Could you please translate/interpret this row a little better?? Row 6: Ch3, turn; dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, * dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across to last 7 dc, dc in last 7 dc: 92 dc and 19 ch-2 sps.
What I don't understand is the "2 dc in next ch-2 sp" part. I would appreciate your help! Thanks much!
Ch-2 sp means chain-2 space OR the space/hole created by a chain-2 from the previous row.
All you need to do when you get to that part is to insert your crochet hook into the hole (vs. the top of a stitch) and work your dc. Because it is a dc, you will need to yo (yarn over) before you stick your hook in.
Does that make sense? It's actually the beauty of crochet that you can stick your hook into any hole and work your dc or crochet stitch.
For example, a hole can be:
- a hole punched in leather
- a big ch-5 hole
- a ring created by a ch-4 joined with a slip stitch, which is how granny squares and all sorts of crochet "motifs" are started
- the holes (stitches) at the edge of a knitted piece
These holes are usually referred to in crochet patterns as "ch-# sp" or "ch-# arches".
Hope that explains it for you!