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I am making the red heart pattern for the comfy earflap hat pattern and am to round 10 and it says ch3, dc in next 8 sts, 1(2,2)Fpdc in next st.etc..  What does 1(2,2)Fpdc in next st mean?

Hi Stacey!
Thanks for asking! This is the number of stitches you would have for each individual size. The pattern is for three different sizes. For example, the pattern may be for a small (S) medium (M) or large (L). If you were making the small size, you would Fpdc once, and for the medium and large sizes you would Fpdc twice. At the beginning, the pattern should have given something like
S(M,L) for the stitch designation.I hope this helps! Good luck!



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