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Hello! I just bought a crochet book that has something in a dress pattern that I've never come across. The author is from the UK so I don't know if it has something to do with that? The very first line of instruction for the dress is:

make 97:97:105:105:113ch -- the second 97 and second 105 are bolded.

Then throughout the pattern, I continue to see numbers separated by colons like above for example: 56:62:66:70:74 sts -- 62 and 70 are bolded.

Help! and thank you!

Hello Renee:

Thanks for the question.

This is a multi-size pattern. Also being that the pattern is from the UK, it could also be written using the British crochet style - Here is a link that will explain this better.

Hope this helps. Should you need any assistance, please let me know.

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I am able to assist with reading patterns, in any format. I been crocheting for about 20+ years. Specialty in intricate pattern, adding bead, sequence, etc.


Crochet, all type patterns. My favorite project to work on are baptism gowns, done in size 10 threads.

I am self taught. I have taught hundreds of students, of all ages and genders the art of crochet.

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