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# Understanding Crochet Instructions?

I have a Magic circle with 18 sts. The next instruction says: " * 2dc, 2dc in next st; repeat from * to end (24 sts)". I am a beginner and don't understand how to do the above and end up with 24 sts.

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May 6, 20190 found this helpful

You are doing to end up with more than 24 stitches. It looks like you are making a hat and the piece has to get bigger. Follow the instructions after the star 24 times.

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May 6, 20190 found this helpful

Is the picture below your piece? It looks like you got it.

How I understand the pattern--and I drew it out which you can recreate...

Before you stitch, take a piece of paper and draw a big circle and write the the numbers 1-18 around the circle. Then draw out the instructions so you can visualize what you wills be doing:

In number 1 you are doing one double crochet (so for your final number so far you have 1)

In number 2 you are doing one double crochet (so for your final number so far you have 2)

In number 3 you are doing 2 double crochets into that hole-(so for your final number so far you have 4 stitches)

In number 4 you do one DC (double crochet) (so for your final number so far you have 5)

In number 5 you do one DC (so for your final number so far you have 6)

In number 6 you are you do 2 DC in the same hole so you are now up to so for your final number so far you have 8 stitches)

In number 7 you do one DC (so for your final number so far you have 9)

In number 8 you do one double crochet (so for your final number so far you have 10)

In number 9 you do two DC in the same hole (so you are now up to 12 stitches)

In number 10 you do one DC (so far your final number is 13 stitches)

In number 11 you do one DC (so for your final number so far you have 14)

In number 12 you do 2 DC in the same hole so you are up to 16 stitches

In number 13 you do one DC so you have 17 stitches

In number 14 you do one DC you have 18 stitches

In number 15 you do two DC in the same hole and you are now up to 20 stitches

In number 16 you do one DC so you have 21 stitches.

In number 17 you do one DC so you have 22 stitches.

In number 18--your last stitch of the round you make 2 DC in that hole and that takes you to 24 stitches.

I hope this helps! Post back with an update.

May 6, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you Judy, it really helped drawing it out as you suggested. Rag doll is now on the way

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May 6, 20190 found this helpful

How fun!! Post back the finished rag doll!! Crochet is fun!!