Help With Crochet Instructions

I need some crocheting help. I am teaching myself to crochet, and I'm having trouble deciphering this part of a pattern: "*dcfp in next 2 stitches, dcfp in next 2 stitches, repeat until end of row".


I know that dcfp means double crochet front post, and I know how to do that, but I don't get the "in the next 2 stitches part" and why that part is repeated twice in the pattern. Thanks for reading.

By Stephanie


Help With Crochet Instructions

I think you are to repeat the same pattern to the end of the row. There might be a mistake in the instructions.
Check out the You Tube site, it has helped me with my crocheting. If I'm wrong, maybe someone else in the Thriftyfun community can help you out. (11/23/2009)


Help With Crochet Instructions

It sounds as though you are suppose to be decreasing 'dcfp in next 2 stitches." Are you? You can always mark where you are at and do this, if it does not look like pic , you can always take it out. Sometimes mistakes are made when they pattern is being written up. I taught myself to crochet and knit from a book. (11/23/2009)


By applejack

Help With Crochet Instructions

It's not decrease; that is always abbreviated dec.
The "in the next two stitches" means in each of the next two stitches.

As to the repeated part, What are the instructions for the next row?
it's possible that on the next row you may be doing the dcfp for the first two stitches, and then the rest of the row differently.

For example it might be:
Row 1: dcfp next two stiches, dcfp next two stitches across row.
Row 2: dcfp next two stitches, dcbp (back post) next two stitches across row, or repeat across row.

Or it might be a misprint and should read dfp2 stitches dcbp (back post) two stitches.

Does either one of those explain it? If neither one of those suggestions explain it, feel free to contact me, and I we'll try something else. (11/23/2009)


By Mary T

Help With Crochet Instructions

Thank you so much for all your responses! I think Mary T. is correct in that the pattern is supposed to alternate front and back post stitches--that's what I'm trying now! Happy Holidays! (11/24/2009)

By countessj

Help With Crochet Instructions

You can also learn by watching videos on U Just put in "learning to crochet" and you will have a huge selection of videos to watch and learn by. It's great. Good luck! And get ready, this hobby is addicting! :) (12/01/2009)

By PainterLee

Help With Crochet Instructions

In the feedback I have read, they seem to be leaning toward a decrease in the pattern.

I make up patterns and sometimes use a decrease stitch of sorts but then add a chain stitch between them just to make a design. If the decrease type did not work, try putting a chain between them and see if that helps. (12/01/2009)

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